Xi calls for shared future in cyberspace
An analysis of Xi’s remarks at the conference indicates that his vision for the Internet has been consistent since he took office in 2013.
For example, in an address to the Brazilian congress in July last year, he said no double standards should be allowed in upholding cybersecurity, and no party should seek so-called absolute security for itself at the expense of the security of others.
Last week, Lu Wei, chief of the Cyberspace Administration of China, said, “Internet enterprises are welcome in China as long as they do not hurt our national and consumer interests.”
Kamel Mellahi, a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom, said, “President Xi’s keynote speech today underscores the important role the Internet is going to play in the future Chinese economy, and gives hints on how China is planning to unleash the potential of the Internet.”
The three-day annual Internet conference is scheduled to end on Friday.
Cecily Liu in London contributed to this story.