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Xi Jinping Delivers a Video Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit

2023-11-08 23:55

On the morning of November 8, 2023, President Xi Jinping delivered a video speech at the opening ceremony of the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit.

Xi Jinping pointed out that he put forward the "four principles" and "five proposals" for global Internet development and governance and the vision of building a community with a shared future in cyberspace at the opening ceremony of the second World Internet Conference in 2015, which has garnered widespread international recognition and positive responses. In today's world of turbulence and transformation with accelerating changes unseen in a century, how to resolve the development deficit, address security challenges and strengthen mutual learning among civilizations are the common challenges of the times. The Internet has increasingly become a new driving force for development, a new frontier for maintaining security, and a new platform for mutual learning among civilizations. Building a community with a shared future in cyberspace is not only an inevitable choice to make in answering the challenges of the times, but also the common call of the international community. The international community needs to deepen exchanges and practical cooperation to jointly advance the building of a community with a shared future in cyberspace to a new stage.

China calls for prioritizing development and building a prosperous cyberspace that benefits all. It is necessary to deepen international exchanges and cooperation in the digital field and accelerate the commercialization of scientific and technological research results. It is necessary to improve public access to information-based services, bridge the digital divide, ensure and improve people's wellbeing in the process of Internet development, and let more countries and people share the fruits of Internet development.

China calls for sharing weal and woe and building a more peaceful and secure cyberspace. It is important to respect cyber sovereignty and each country's Internet development path and governance model, abide by international rules in cyberspace and oppose seeking hegemony, bloc confrontation and arms race in cyberspace, deepen practical cooperation in cyber security, effectively crack down on cybercrimes, strengthen data security and personal information protection, and properly deal with the conflicts in rules, social risks and ethical challenges brought about by the development of science and technology. China is ready to work with all parties to implement the Global AI Governance Initiative and promote the safe development of AI.

China calls for mutual learning among civilizations and the building of a more equal and inclusive cyberspace. It is necessary to strengthen online exchanges and dialogues, facilitate mutual understanding and affinity among people of all countries, encourage inclusiveness and coexistence of different civilizations, and better promote the shared values of all humanity. It is necessary to strengthen the cultivation of Internet civilization, promote the production and dissemination of high-quality online cultural products, fully showcase the outstanding achievements of human civilizations, actively promote the inheritance and development of civilization, and jointly build a cyber home that connects all.

Xi Jinping stressed toward the end of his speech "The information revolution is forging ahead as the trend of the times, and cyberspace carries humanity's boundless dream for a better future. Let us join hands to build a community with a shared future in cyberspace, make the Internet better benefit people of all countries, and jointly create a better future for humanity."

Themed "Creating an Inclusive and Resilient Digital World Beneficial to All - Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace", the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit is held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province from November 8 to 10.

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