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2nd World Internet Conference concludes with initiative

The Second World Internet Conference (WIC) closed on Friday with the Wuzhen initiative.

The WIC Organizing Committee called on all countries to promote Internet development, foster cultural diversity in cyberspace, share the fruits of Internet development, ensure peace and security in cyberspace, and improve global Internet governance.

Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, announced the conclusion of the three-day event in Wuzhen, which is southwest of Shanghai.

During the high-profile meeting, President Xi Jinping urged all countries to respect Internet sovereignty, jointly safeguard cybersecurity, cooperate with an open mind, and improve Internet governance together.

"The conference was fruitful and conducive to closer cyberspace cooperation," said Ren Xianliang, vice director of the State Internet Information Office.

More than 2,000 government officials, organization leaders and entrepreneurs from home and abroad discussed Internet governance and explored cyberspace cooperation during the meeting.

The WIC witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation deals between Chinese and overseas tech companies.

[Source: Xinhua, Wuzhen, Zhejiang, 18Dec15]

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