SCIO briefing on 4th World Internet Conference

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Mr. Ren Xianliang, vice minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China
Ms. Ge Huijun, member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee
Mr. Sheng Yongjun, Secretary of the CPC Tongxiang Municipal Committee in Zhejiang Province

Hu Kaihong, spokesperson of the State Council Information Office of China

Nov. 16, 2017

Ge Huijun:

Good afternoon, everyone. The World Internet Conference is scheduled to kick off again for its annual meeting in Wuzhen. We always keep in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping's sincere concern and ardent expectations in Zhejiang Province and Wuzhen as well as his ideas for internet governance. We spare no efforts in making preparations for the conference and strive to fulfill the promise to make it better than before. Here, I'd like to invite you to Wuzhen to feel the changes the conference has brought to Zhejiang. I will introduce three new aspects.

First, to experience the evolvements of a millennium-old town. Over the past four years, every day in the water town of Wuzhen is a new day. This year, as a result of urban planning and renovation efforts, the newly developed downtown area accounts for nearly three-fifths of the previous total. Its picturesque scenery and the Wuzhen International Theatre Festival attract attention from all over the world. The town's vitality is stimulated by several internet projects, such as Wuzhen Comprehensive Experimental Zone for the Internet Innovation and Development, Wuzhen Big Data High-tech Industrial Park and Wuzhen Internet Featured Town which have all been approved, as well as a series of high-quality projects with a total investment of over one billion yuan. Wuzhen has become a smart town as a group of smart programs, including the Wuzhen intelligent old-age care system and the Wuzhen internet hospital, bring convenience and happiness to local life. The ancient town is even more charming thanks to the conference.

Second, to experience the latest achievements of smart technology. This year's conference will give more attention to displaying the world's top internet technologies. During the conference, Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei, SAP of Germany, Kaspersky Lab and other well-known domestic and overseas internet brands will unveil a batch of the latest cutting-edge achievements. We will also exhibit dozens of projects offering smart user experiences, such as Alibaba's unmanned supermarket, iFLYTEK translator machine,Utry smart robot and display of achievements in quantum communications. The information management and service level of the conference will be further enhanced. I believe we will have a cooler, more dazzling sensory experience.

Third, to experience the highlights of the conference agenda. Apart from major events such as the opening ceremony, forums, the Light of the Internet Expo and the Release Ceremony of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements, this year our signature event "Dialogues Between Internet Tycoons" will continue to be held at more than 20 venues in Wucun Village where relevant facilities have been further improved, providing a good platform for exchange and cooperation within the internet industry. In addition, the folk dance performance "Hua Mulan" choreographed by the China National Opera House and the Ningbo Song and Dance Theater will be staged, which perfectly combines traditional Chinese culture with modern technology.

Friends of the media, the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee and the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government attach great importance to the preparatory work for the World Internet Conference and the preparations are currently in full swing. At present, arrangements for major events are basically finished, and special events are under careful preparation. Conference-related services such as the press conference center, foreign participant reception and volunteer training are being advanced in an orderly way. As the host, we have set high standards for ourselves in order to deliver high-quality work and to entertain our guests with a more exciting and globally influential conference.

Here I would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to our friends in the media for your long-term concern and support for Zhejiang Province. At the same time, I would also like to extend our invitation to old and new friends to visit Wuzhen to attend the World Internet Conference and to renew our friendship. Thank you.

Hu Kaihong:

Now, let's move on to the question-and-answer session. Please identify the media outlet you represent before raising your question.

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