China to hold 5th World Internet Conference in November
Beijing : China will hold the fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) in its river town of Wuzhen in November, officials said on Friday.
Liu Liehong, Deputy Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, made the announcement at a press conference of the State Council Information Office, Xinhua news agency reported.
This year's WIC will be held in China's Zhejiang province under the theme of "creating a digital world for mutual trust and collective governance -- towards a community with a shared future in cyberspace".
Several guests from governments, international organizations, companies, technology communities and non-governmental organizations have been invited at the conference, scheduled to run from November 7-9, Liu said.
"It will further enhance the establishment of an Internet development outlook characterized by mutual trust and collective governance among countries worldwide," he said.
The conference will advocate exchanges, mutual learning, cooperation and sharing in the digital fields and push for peace and development of the global cyberspace.
Liu said that a total of 19 sub-forums are scheduled, revolving around five themes of "innovation-driven development", "universal security", "openness and inclusiveness", "in pursuit of a better life" and "common prosperity".
The sub-forums will cover topics such as artificial intelligence, 5G and the digital Silk Road.