WIC discussions deal with global internet progression
Magnus Ewerbring, vice president and chief technology officer of Ericsson's Asia-Pacific Group Function Technology. [Photo by Liu Zheng/chinadaily.com.cn]
"We have a global internet that we can use for e-commerce and sharing information in our daily life, so I think it's important that we have these kind of meetings where we can discuss things like how should internet be involved, how should be progressing and how should decisions be made and so forth." said Magnus Ewerbring, vice president and chief technology officer of Ericsson's Asia-Pacific Group Function Technology.
Ewerbring attended last year's WIC in December.
He said that one thing he noticed in this year's conference is that many people are referring to what was said last year and many parties have been using results to continue work and involvement in the internet sector. "I hope in a similar way that this year's conference can be moving forward in some way."
The comment came after President Xi Jinping delivered a speech in a video message on the opening ceremony of the third World Internet Conference.
The third World Internet Conference is under way in Wuzhen, Tongxiang of East China's Zhejiang province, until Nov 18.
The conference, whose theme is "Innovation-driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All – Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace", is composed of forums, an expo, and a launch event in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies.
It will hold 16 forums covering 20 hot issues, such as internet economy, internet innovation, internet culture, governance in cyberspace and international cooperation on internet.
The annual event comes against the background of China's evolution into the world's second-largest economy with the world's largest base of internet users and a dynamic homegrown internet-driven industry.
The event has attracted more than 300 enterprises from across the world this year.