New tech achieve­ments on dis­play at con­fer­ence

China Daily (USA) - - LIFE - By SHI XIAOFENG in­Wuzhen, Zhe­jiang and CAO YIN in Bei­jing Con­tact the writ­ers at caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn and shixf@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

Guests and vis­i­tors will see a large num­berof tech­no­log­i­cal achieve­ments at the third World In­ter­net Con­fer­ence, ac­cord­ing to a lead­ing of­fi­cial of Zhe­jiang province.

“The achieve­ments cover ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies and prod­ucts in cy­berspace, aim­ing to show how the in­ter­net will de­velop and what in­no­va­tions will lead the world,” said Lai Yingjie, ex­ec­u­tive deputy di­rec­tor of Zhe­jiang’s pub­lic­ity de­part­ment.

The re­lease of the achieve­ments is sched­uled to take place on the af­ter­noon of the open­ing day of the con­fer­ence, which will run fromWed­nes­day toFri­day in­Wuzhen, a his­tor­i­cal town in the province, ac­cord­ing to Lai.

He said that the achieve­ments re­fer to global lead­ing tech­nolo­gies and the­o­ries.

“We will or­ga­nize 116 en­ter­prises to dis­play their achieve­ments dur­ing the con­fer­ence, pro­vid­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties for vis­i­tors to see them and try them out,” he said.

Ren Xian­liang, deputy di­rec­tor of the Cy­berspace Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China, said that more than 400 achieve­ments from more than 300 busi­nesses and aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions from home and abroad have been sub­mit­ted to the con­fer­ence as can­di­dates, such as Mi­crosoft Corp, IBM Corp and the Chi­nese Acad­emy of Sciences.

“All the can­di­dates are be­ing re­viewed by a panel of well-known sci­en­tists, and the ones that will be un­veiled at the con­fer­ence will have passed a strict selec­tion process,” Ren said.

Wang Sixin, a law pro­fes­sor spe­cial­iz­ing in cy­ber­se­cu­rity at the Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Univer­sity of China, said that he is look­ing for­ward to see­ing the achieve­ments.

“I want to know how tech­nol­ogy will bring us to the fu­ture and what con­tri­bu­tions the in­ter­net will make,” Wang said. “I’minter­ested in the in­no­va­tions.”

Li Yux­iao, sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Cy­ber­se­cu­rity As­so­ci­a­tion of China, agreed. He sug­gested the re­lease of such achieve­ments should be a reg­u­lar event at the an­nual con­fer­ence.

Al­most 1,100 vol­un­teers, se­lected from 15 colleges in Zhe­jiang, are ready to serve guests from around the world, Lai said, adding that they are good at 10 lan­guages, such as English, Ja­panese and Span­ish.

“We are also pro­vid­ing a spe­cial smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tion for the con­fer­ence,” Lai said.

Sheng Yongjun, mayor of Tongx­i­ang, where Wuzhen is lo­cated, said that the town will be­come more in­for­ma­tion­al­ized. “Peo­ple will con­tinue to en­joy free Wi-Fi and the speed will be faster.”

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