Event to show tech achieve­ments

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By CAO YIN caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

A num­ber of lead­ing tech­no­log­i­cal achieve­ments will be un­veiled at an an­nual in­ter­net con­fer­ence held by China next month, in a bid to en­cour­age in­no­va­tive con­tri­bu­tions in cy­berspace, an of­fi­cial of the na­tional in­ter­net watch­dog said onWed­nes­day.

The re­lease is sched­uled in the af­ter­noon on the open­ing day of the Third World In­ter­net Con­fer­ence, which will run fromNov 16 to 18 in­Wuzhen, a his­toric town in Zhe­jiang prov­ince, Ren Xian­liang, deputy di­rec­tor of the Cy­berspace Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China, said in a news re­lease.

“The achieve­ments cover top the­o­ries, tech­nolo­gies, prod­ucts and ser­vices in cy­berspace from home and abroad, and it is the first time thatwe­have held such an ac­tiv­ity,” Ren­said.

Since early Septem­ber, more than 400 achieve­ments from more than 300 busi­nesses and aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions from around the world have been sub­mit­ted to the con­fer­ence as can­di­dates, such as the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences, Mi­crosoft and IBM.

“A panel of well-known sci­en­tists Nov 19-21, 2014 Dec 16-18, 2015 and en­trepreneurs is select­ing and re­view­ing th­ese can­di­dates, and will make a fi­nal rec­om­men­da­tion in line with their sig­nif­i­cance and in­flu­ence,” he said.

A state­ment from the ad­min­is­tra­tion said that it would in­vite some in­no­va­tors to at­tend the con­fer­ence and show their prod­ucts or ser­vices on the open­ing day to the pub­lic, while some out­stand­ing achieve­ments will be also shown via video.

Ren said that he hopes the re­lease of th­ese in­no­va­tions can con­trib­ute to build­ing cy­berspace-re­lated think tanks among gov­ern­ments and busi­nesses.

Ning Ji­a­jun, a se­nior re­searcher at the Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for State In­forma­ti­za­tion, echoed him, say­ing that it was an op­por­tu­nity to high­light the coun­try’s open at­ti­tude and ideas on gov­ern­ing cy­berspace.

“We­can­learn­how­tode­velop the in­ter­net through in­no­va­tion, andthe ac­tiv­ity will­bealso a plat­form for us to in­crease in­ter­na­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion on­howto solve in­ter­net-re­lated prob­lems, such as cy­ber attacks and crimes, at the same time,” Ning said.

The firstWorld in­ter­net Con­fer­ence was held in­Wuzhen, a town in east China’s Zhe­jiang prov­ince, which at­tracted more than 1,000 par­tic­i­pants spe­cial­iz­ing in the in­ter­net from China and abroad.

The con­fer­ence fo­cused on sev­eral hot is­sues, in­clud­ing cy­berspace gov­er­nance, on­line anti-ter­ror­ism crack­down, mo­bile net­work, cross­bor­der e-com­merce and cy­ber­se­cu­rity.

The sec­ondWorld in­ter­net Con­fer­ence was also held in Wuzhen. This time, Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping at­tended the meet­ing and gave a keynote speech in the open­ing cer­e­mony.

Com­pared with the first con­fer­ence, the num­ber of guests in­creased, with more than 2,000 par­tic­i­pants, of whom about 50 per­cent were from over­seas..

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