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World Digital Economy Forum held in Chengdu


11On March 28, the World Digital Economy Forum opened in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. With the theme of "leading the New era of Global Digital economy", this forum is jointly sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Sichuan Provincial Government. Chengdu Municipal Government, Science and Technology Innovation Department of the China Association for Science and Technology, Service Center of the China Association for Science and Technology, and China Institute of Communications. The forum also received support from UNESCO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The forum set up four topics: "change and opportunity", "science and technology and empowerment", "development and governance" and "transformation and innovation". Famous experts, scholars and more than 200 guests from the global digital technology, economy, industry and other fields participated in the discussion and exchange, and more than 9.4 million people broadcast the "cloud participation" through the network simultaneously ".

Zhang Yuzhuo, Secretary of the Party group of the China Association for science and technology, vice chairman in charge of daily work and first Secretary of the Secretariat, delivered a video speech. Xian Rongsheng, vice mayor of Chengdu Municipal People's government, Gong Ke, former chairman of the World Federation of engineering organizations and executive director of China's new generation artificial intelligence development strategy research institute, and sohaier Khan, Deputy Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Secretariat, delivered speeches respectively. Zhang Guihua, member of the Party Group and Secretary of the Secretariat of the China Association for Science and Technology, presided over the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Zhang Yuzhuo pointed out that the current changes in the world, the times, and the history are unfolding in an unprecedented way. Digitalization, networking, and intelligence have a profound impact on human production methods, lifestyles, and social governance methods, and continue to shape the world economy and The new pattern of global governance. The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China drew a new blueprint for Chinese-style modernization, emphasizing the acceleration of the development of the digital economy, promoting the deep integration of the digital economy and the real economy, and emphasizing China's adherence to the basic national policy of opening up to the outside world. committed to promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. It is expected that the world will gather more consensus and promote more substantive cooperation through full exchange of experience in digital transformation and digital economy development. The China Association for Science and Technology is willing to deepen communication with all parties and join hands to create a new pattern of global digital economy development. He put forward three suggestions: First, jointly promote digital transformation. The world should work together to speed up the cultivation and promotion of new technologies and new models, promote the tackling of basic problems in the field of digital economy, build a modern infrastructure system, speed up digital industrialization and industrial digitization, and strongly support high-quality development. The second is to work together to bridge the digital divide. We will work together to promote connectivity in the digital age, lead digital technology to the upside, enhance the country's ability to popularize science, improve the digital skills and literacy of the whole people, help vulnerable groups integrate into the digital wave, and bridge the digital divide. The third is to jointly expand digital cooperation. Promote consultation through dialogue and exchanges, promote sharing through pragmatic cooperation, create a digital cyberspace that is fair and reasonable, open and inclusive, safe and stable, full of vitality, and benefit the people, and shape a new global digital economy that is inclusive, balanced, win-win, and prosperous. pattern.

In his speech, Xian Rongsheng pointed out that the digital economy has become a key force in restructuring global factor resources, reshaping the global economic structure and changing the global competitive landscape. In recent years, Chengdu has thoroughly implemented the strategies of manufacturing power and digital China, continuously promoted digital industrialization and industrial digitization, and continuously promoted the deep integration of digital economy and real economy. In 2021, the scale of the core industry of Chengdu's digital economy will exceed 250 billion billion yuan, accounting for 13.0 percent of the city's GDP, and has become one of the main engines driving economic growth. In the face of the new situation, new tasks and new requirements, Chengdu will learn from the experience of international and domestic advanced cities, seize the strategic opportunities of the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, continue to build urban digital industrial clusters, promote the construction of a strong chain of digital economy industry, vigorously cultivate new forms of digital economy, and build a new ecology of digital economy, seize the national strategic opportunity of "counting the east and counting the west", continue to promote "industrial co-prosperity", and accelerate the promotion of "good governance in big cities". He hopes to take this forum as an opportunity to focus on major development issues in the field of digital economy, explore the sustainable development path of digital technology, and promote the deep integration of digital economy and real economy.

In his speech, Gong Ke stressed that the neo-crowning epidemic has exposed the weaknesses of the existing world economic landscape and that countries with stronger digital infrastructures can respond faster and more effectively. The innovation drive of digital infrastructure will help post-epidemic economic recovery. The global digital economy is an open and closely linked whole, and countries should strengthen cooperation in digital economic governance and promote the construction of a new global governance order. He pointed out that the realization of global sustainable development goals cannot be achieved without the development of the digital economy. The rapid development of digital economy cannot be guaranteed without digital governance. Major international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization, are carrying out work related to digital economic governance, with the main goal of formulating international rules in cyberspace, enhancing global governance capacity, promoting sustainable economic, cultural and social development, and eliminating the digital divide and digital barriers. It is hoped that all countries will stimulate the vitality of digital cooperation, work together to create an open, inclusive, fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for the development of the digital economy, promote international cooperation in digital industrialization and industrial digitization, and unleash the potential of the digital economy to promote global growth. Let the fruits of digital economic development benefit the people of all countries.

In his speech, Sohail Khan emphasized that the World Digital Economy Forum aims to address the priorities of the digital economy-digital transformation and innovation, digital management and development, and digital technology. The holding of the forum shows that China is determined to continue to expand market opening, improve trade conditions, and develop various cooperation in the economic field, which is of great significance to promoting economic cooperation and seeking a new direction for economic development. He said that emerging digital technologies and innovations have injected powerful impetus into global development and played an important role in improving the quality of life of the entire society. Digital technology will transform and elevate the interaction of national structure, business circle and society to a new level, and the digital economy will gradually become the engine of growth and development in the economic and industrial fields. He believes that close cooperation between China and SCO countries in the field of digital economy is important. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization attaches great importance to strengthening cooperation in the digital economy and is willing to promote better practice and strengthen cooperation among its member states in the fields of digital economy, electronic trade, human resources and manpower training.

In the report session, member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, vice chairman of the Social Construction Committee, and former deputy secretary of the State Council, Jiang Xiaojuan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Chen Jing, vice president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Danny Alexander, Nobel Prize winner in economics, Eric Maskin, professor of economics and mathematics at Harvard University, Zhang Yaqin, dean of the Institute of Intelligent Industry of Tsinghua University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, bai Zhongen, Dean of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Global Wealth Management Forum, Luo Xiangang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Director of the Institute of Optoelectronic Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cai Guangzhong, Vice President of Tencent and General Manager of Southwest District, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Chinese Computer Society, Wen Jixu, Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's National Multifunctional Economic and Economic and Economic Platform, lu Yiji, Chairman of the China-Europe Digital Association, Chen Guoping, Deputy General Manager and Party Member of State Grid Co., Ltd., Wang Huiyao, Founder and Chairman of the Globalization Think Tank (CCG), Former Counselor of the State Council, Visiting Professor of the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, former Monetary Authority of Singapore Dean Bai Shipan, academician of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium (ARB), and expert consultant of the European Commission Bruno Bernard and other 16 experts gave wonderful reports to the forum. The report session was presided over by Liu Guirong, deputy director of the Service Center of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology.

The World Digital Economy Forum has been successfully held for three times. The forum is based in China and looks at the world. Focusing on the goal of building a community with a shared future for mankind, it gathers the top intellectual resources of the global digital economy, focuses on major development issues of common concern to the international community, builds a global digital economy exchange and cooperation platform, and discusses the global sustainable development of digital technology, Promote global digital economic cooperation and contribute to global economic recovery and sustainable development of digital economy.

Contributions from Science and Technology Innovation Department and Society Service Center of China Association for Science and Technology

Responsible Editor: Sun Yanpeng

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