Xinhua News Agency, Hangzhou, November 10Title: Zhejiang continues to expand its “dialogue” with the world—Observations from the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit
Xinhua News Agency reporters Yu Wan, Zhu Han and Zhang Xuan
In early winter in Wuzhen, on the quaint bluestone road, all the talented people gathered together for a “ten-year appointment.”
From November 8th to 10th, the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit was grandly held, where tradition and modernity, humanities and technology complement each other.
Looking back over the past ten years, the Wuzhen Summit has sought cooperation and win-win results in the name of the Internet, and witnessed the evolution from “Digital Zhejiang” to “Digital China”. Starting from a new starting point, Zhejiang’s digital construction has been upgraded and its “dialogue” with the world has been continuously expanded through innovation and practice of the concept of “joining hands to build a community with a shared future in cyberspace”.
On November 8, the 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit opened in Wuzhen, Zhejiang.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Zongzhi
Digital economy leads high-quality development
Entering the “Light of the Internet” Expo of this World Internet Conference, one after another the results of Zhejiang’s digital economic development are eye-catching: the added value of core industries increased from 285.4 billion yuan in 2014 to 897.7 billion yuan in 2022, with an average annual growth The speed is 13.6%; it has more than 10,000 national high-tech enterprises in the digital economy field and 112,400 invention patents in the digital economy field.
From the “No. 1 Project” of the digital economy to the “No. 1 Development Project” with greater efforts to implement digital economy innovation and quality improvement, Zhejiang has made every effort to build a modern industrial system with the digital economy as the core, lead high-quality development with the digital economy, and strive to innovate Achieve inclusive prosperity and win-win cooperation through opening up.
As the “magnetic field effect” released by the Wuzhen Summit continues to expand, ideas collide here, talents come here to search, funds come here to hunt for investment, and projects come here to connect, the energy level of Zhejiang’s digital economy continues to improve.
“Digital technology has closely connected human beings and provided a global public platform for the changes in the digital era.” Fang Xingdong, executive director of the International Communication Research Center of Zhejiang University, said that the Wuzhen Summit and the 20 years of exploration and accumulation of “Digital Zhejiang” behind it will surely Demonstrate greater ideological power and leadership in the new decade.
On November 7, visitors experienced the physical examination function of the smart all-in-one machine at Wuzhen Internet Hospital and had a video connection with the doctor.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Zongzhi
Digital governance builds a solid line of defense
Ren Xianliang, Secretary-General of the World Internet Conference, said that while information technology brings convenience to human production and life and provides important support for modernization, it also brings challenges to global development, triggering challenges to traditional rules and even ethics, and brings It has solved a series of global common problems such as network security and privacy protection. In the future, the international organizations of the World Internet Conference will jointly conduct research on rule conflicts, social risks, and ethical challenges brought about by technological development.
As the organizer of the Wuzhen Summit of the World Internet Conference, Zhejiang is the first country in the country to explore the construction of a data infrastructure system, implement classified and hierarchical security protection of industrial data, promote pilot work on data security management in the industrial field, and strengthen compliance supervision of data product circulation and transactions.
After the completion of the China (Wenzhou) Data Intelligence and Security Service Innovation Park, we will accelerate the exploration and construction of a data security and compliance system and a market-oriented transaction mechanism for data products. Fang Yi, founder of Daily Interactive, a company settled in the park, said: “Wenzhou Shu’an Port is now a hot spot for the data element industry.”
Zhejiang has achieved 100% 5G coverage in administrative villages, the country’s first new Internet exchange center has been put into use, and a total of 202 data centers have been built. Zhejiang continues to accelerate the construction of a data security system, including risk verification, data sorting, data protection, monitoring and early warning, etc., so that the data assets of enterprises and organizations can be properly protected.
On November 7, the audience watched robots dancing in the lobby of Wuzhen World Internet Science and Technology Museum.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Zongzhi
Promote equality and inclusiveness through digital civilization
Jiangyuan dyeing workshop, college corridor, smart parking, driverless… the ancient Jiangnan culture and cutting-edge technological innovation are achieving integrated development. This is exactly the concept that the Wuzhen Summit of the World Internet Conference will convey.
How to build a digital civilization? Just like the “rice” in the Liangzhu period, now “data” has become the most basic resource, and the Internet has become the new “rice field”. Zhejiang must strive to complete the leap in digital construction and explore the path for digital civilization construction.
We insist that information technology benefits people and that scientific and technological development is people-oriented. In 2023, driven by the Wuzhen Summit, more than 1,200 units will publish more than 10,000 recruitment positions, attracting 190,000 talents to apply. “In Zhejiang, we have currently created more than 150 applications for the benefit of the people. Through each small application, we can leverage the momentum of serving the people and continuously improve the sense of gain and satisfaction of future community residents.” said the relevant person in charge of Zhejiang Mobile .
Make good use of the digital exhibition platform to continuously enhance the appeal of Chinese culture and the influence of Chinese civilization. The construction of the “Chinese Ancient Books Resource Database”, the digital return of oracle bone inscriptions, digital Dunhuang, the Forbidden City Treasures, and the online cultural exchange projects presented at the Wuzhen Summit left a deep impression on foreign guests.
Let the Internet empower young people and promote exchanges and mutual learning among global civilizations. This Wuzhen Summit established the “Global Young Leaders Program” for the first time. Ye Chenhui, one of the first batch of global youth leaders and a graduate of Zhejiang University’s Zhu Kezhen College, said that leaders will use their talents and goodwill to connect the entire world.