Wee to speak at forum on Digital Silk Road in China

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 03 Dec 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic) has been invited to be a guest speaker at a Digital Silk Road forum during the 4th World Internet Conference (WIC), in Wuzhen, China on Monday (Dec 4).

More than 1500 delegates from over 80 countries will gather to examine and promote consensus building on issues of the state of the Internet and shape long-term cyberspace policies at the three-day event, also known as the Wuzhen Summit.

Dr Wee will be addressing the delegates in the forum themed "International Cooperation Along the Digital Silk Road".

The forum will focus on international cooperation along the Digital Silk Road, which seeks to promote policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, financial integration and people-to-people bonds along the Belt and Road.

High-level government and industry leaders from China and abroad will be sharing their insights to build consensus and promote fruitful pragmatic cooperation in this forum.

Dr Wee, who is the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, attended the opening ceremony of the summit at the Wuzhen Internet International Conference and Exhibition Centre on Sunday (Dec 3).

In the opening keynote speech, Wang Huning – a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee – called for security and order on the Internet as part of five proposals he made to guide the future of cyberspace.

Also speaking at the opening ceremony were Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, "Father of the Internet" Robert Elliot Kahn and Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma.

Dr Wee, who is also MCA deputy president, also participated in the plenary session held after the opening ceremony.

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