Fifth World In­ter­net Con­fer­ence Con­cludes

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Around 1,500 rep­re­sen­ta­tives and visi­tors from 78 coun­tries and re­gions dis­cussed tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions at the Fifth World In­ter­net Con­fer­ence (WIC) held in Wuzhen, Zhe­jiang Prov­ince from Novem­ber 7 to 9.

Ini­ti­ated by China in 2013, the WIC aims to of­fer a plat­form for dif­fer­ent coun­tries and en­ter­prises to share tech­no­log­i­cal ideas and ex­pe­ri­ence. This year's theme was “build­ing a dig­i­tal In­ter­net com­mu­nity,” with AI, 5G telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, big data, net­work se­cu­rity and dig­i­tal­iza­tion be­ing the fo­cus.

Fif­teen in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies de­buted at the con­fer­ence, in­clud­ing Ten­cent's new com­mer­cial model for small apps on Wechat, Huawei's new telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion chip, Alibaba's Ant Fi­nan­cial blockchain plat­form, and Baidu's Apollo auto-driv­ing plat­form. Dur­ing the con­fer­ence, China's State-owned In­sti­tute for Cy­berspace pub­lished two re­ports on the de­vel­op­ment of the in­ter­net in China and the world, call­ing for high-tech en­ter­prises to jointly de­velop a dig­i­tal econ­omy based on a shared, open in­ter­net. Dur­ing a press con­fer­ence, Alibaba CEO Zhang Yong said the com­pany “has to keep mak­ing changes” to achieve its fu­ture ob­jec­tives.

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