Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to the opening ceremony of the first Digital China Summit, which is underway in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to the opening ceremony of the first Digital China Summit， which is underway in Fuzhou， capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province.
In his message， Xi highlighted the importance of innovation in information technology and called for a faster construction of a "digital China."
President Xi said innovation plays an important role in promoting economic development and upgrading the country’s governance system and capabilities.
He’s called for the development of new driving forces through informatization. He also expressed the hope that the event will exchange views on the latest development in digital economy and improve the building of a smart society.
The three-day summit， held under the theme "Facilitating information-driven development and a digitalized China"， has invited 293 domestic leading technology companies and over 100 media outlets.
China Media Group， a new broadcasting platform consisting of China Central Television (CCTV)， China National Radio (CNR)， China Radio International (CRI) and China Global Television Network (CGTN)， will unveil its studio at the event， providing news coverage via TV and mobile phones.
The studio is also a window to show the public the latest achievements the newly-formed group has made as it strives to build a new media platform and convergence center using the latest Internet and digital technologies.
The three-day summit will display the latest achievements on e-government and digital economy， such as face recognition and voice recognition technologies.
The summit has a main forum and several sub-forums， covering topics from e-government， digital economy， smart society， new smart cities， big data， to digital Fujian， the digital Maritime Silk Road and the Internet of things.