World's 15 leading internet high-tech achievements commended in China
Published: Nov 10, 2022 09:06 PM
A concept photo of digital economy Photo: VCG

A concept photo of digital economy Photo: VCG

A total of 15 world-leading internet scientific and technological achievements worldwide were honored in East China's Zhejiang Province.

The "IPv6+" Standards Formulation, Device Development and Networking spearheaded by China Unicom, as well as the OpenEuler Open Source OS developed by Huawei were among the items recommended by a panel composed of nearly 40 internet experts from home and abroad.

The event, as part of the ongoing 2022 World Internet Conference (WIC), Wuzhen Summit, received more than 257 applications from countries and regions including China, the US, Russia, Britain and Sweden since May.

These applications cover frontier internet-related fields, including 5G and 6G, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), cybersecurity, high-performance chips, industrial internet, intelligent manufacturing and digital twins.

Organized by the WIC, a Beijing-headquartered international organization inaugurated in July, the event has echoed the Wuzhen summit's theme of "Towards a Shared Digital Future in a Connected World - Building a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace."

China ranks second in the world in terms of internet development, according to a latest industry report, which also details achievements of China's internet sector growth in the past year.

The ranking - Global Internet Development Index - was based on six parameters: infrastructure, innovation capacity, industrial development, internet application, cybersecurity and Internet governance, as outlined in the bluebook for the WIC.

The top 10 economies leading internet development this year are the US, China, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Korea, UK, Canada, Finland and Denmark.

According to the report, China leads the world in terms of information infrastructure construction, with the completion of the layout of integrated big data centers in the country.

By June 2022, the number of internet users in China had reached 1.051 billion, with internet penetration rate reaching 74.4 percent. China is advancing the integrated development of smart cities and digital villages, significantly improving the effectiveness of digital governance.

Xinhua-Global Times