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5th World Internet Conference


The fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) was held from Nov 7 to 9 in the river town of Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province.

The event was co-hosted by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the People's Government of Zhejiang Province.

Themed around "Creating a Digital World for Mutual Trust and Collective Governance - Towards a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace," the summit focused on five main themes: innovation-driven development, universal security, openness and inclusiveness, pursuit of a better life, and common prosperity.

More than 1,500 governmental delegates, international organization representatives, leading internet entrepreneurs, and experts from all around the globe were invited to participate in it.

A total of 19 sub-forums were held, revolving around the five themes of "innovation-driven development," "universal security," "openness and inclusiveness," "in pursuit of a better life," and "common prosperity."

Topics such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and the digital Silk Road were covered in the sub-forums, with guests contributing their views on how to create a peaceful, secure, open, and cooperative cyberspace, as well as how to set up a multilateral, democratic, and transparent global internet governance system.

The World Internet Development Report 2018 and the China Internet Development Report 2018 were also released to showcase the latest academic research results in the internet sector at home and abroad.