Written/Translated by: Sister Karamazov
Image source: Internet Synthesized
According to multiple news resources, World Internet Conference (Wuzhen Summit) has begun on September 26 local time and will be held till September 28 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Wuzhen summit is held annually, and the theme of this year is “Towards a new era of digital civilization – build a community of shared destiny in cyberspace”. The topics include but not limited to: “helping fight the pandemic and reviving the economy” and “Innovation drives high-quality economic development”. CCP claimed this summit will “demonstrate China’s plan, China’s wisdom and China’s responsibility to promote the development and governance of the Internet”.
Nearly 2,000 representatives from different governments, international organizations, industry associations, global leading enterprises, universities and research institutes from over 80 countries and regions are attending the three-day conference. It is reported that Elon Musk, Christiano Amon of Qualcomm, Pekka Lundmark of Nokia and Lei Jun of Xiaomi will “make wonderful talks” on this summit.
It is reported that Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to Wuzhen Summit. He said, “At present, changes in the world and the pandemic of the century are intertwined and superimposed. The international community urgently needs to join hands to comply with the development trend of informatization, digitization, networking, and intelligence, seize opportunities and respond to challenges.” He also emphasized that CCP will join the whole world to “stimulate the vitality of the digital economy, enhance the effectiveness of digital government, optimize the digital social environment, build a digital cooperation pattern, build a digital security barrier, let digital civilization benefit the people of all countries, and promote building a ‘Shared Destiny’ for all mankind.”
It’s very sarcastic that the World Internet Conference is held in a country where the whole internet is essentially cut off from the rest of the world by the “international firewall”. Also, by the way, speaking of World Internet Conference held in Zhejiang, where is Jack Ma of Alibaba? According to Mr. Miles Guo’s broadcast this June, Jack Ma was arrested earlier this year (later released) and was “humiliated and abused like a monkey in the prison”.
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s own)