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Internet governance important to economy and politics: Algerian official

By Chai Hua in Wuzhen chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2016-11-16


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Imane Houda Feraoun,Algeria's Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies. [Photo by Chai Hua/chinadaily.com.cn]

Imane Houda Feraoun,Algeria's Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies, attended the opening ceremony of the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, on Wednesday.

She said the most important point in President Xi Jinping's keynote speech, via video, was that he called for significant importance to be placed on making the internet available for everyone, in a safe way.

"The governance of internet is of paramount importance for our economy and the future of our politics," she said.

The comment came after President Xi Jinping delivered a speech in a video message on the opening ceremony of the 3rd 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.


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