World Internet Conference

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 |

World Internet Conference

The World Internet Conference (WIC) is an event initiated by China and held annually in Wuzhen, a water town in Zhejiang Province. It is a grand gathering of the internet world, with the goal of building a community with a shared future in cyberspace, and creating a platform to link China and the rest of the world - an interconnected world shared and governed by all so that different countries may reach consensus despite disputes and seek cooperation for win-win results. Government officials, heads of international organizations, IT titans, experts and scholars from around the globe are invited to the conference.

The first of the five WICs was held in November 2014. Every year, Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a letter or attends the conference. China holds that the development of the internet knows no national or sectoral boundaries. The sound use, development and governance of the internet thus call for respect of cyber sovereignty, closer international cooperation, and joint efforts to build a community with a shared future in cyberspace.


世界互联网大会是由中国倡导并每年在浙江省乌镇举办的世界性互联网盛会, 旨在推动全球构建网络空间命运共同体, 搭建中国与世界互联互通的国际平台和国际互联网共享共治的平台,让各国在争议中求共识、在共识中谋合作、在合作中创共赢。世界互联网大会邀请各国和地区政要、国际组织负责人、互联网企业领军人物、专家学者等多方参与。第一届大会于2014年11月举办。截至2018年年底,世界互联网大会已经成功举办五届。每年习近平主席都以亲自出席或致贺辞贺信的形式,对大会的召开表示祝贺。中国一贯强调,互联网发展是无国界、无边界的,利用好、发展好、治理好互联网,必须在尊重网络主权的前提下,深化网络空间国际合作,携手构建网络空间命运共同体。