Dr Yik Chan Chin of the Department of Media and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University contributed to the 2019 World Internet Development Report released last month at the Sixth World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China.
The report, which provides reports, analysis, information and guidance for global internet development while emphasising new research and trends, has been released annually since 2017.
“The widespread use and importance of the internet requires internet governance,” said Dr Chin, whose research focusses on internet governance and media policies.
“Governments, the private sector and social institutions need to develop and implement shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the internet.
“This report will help these entities carry out their respective roles.”
The Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies edited the report, which was co-drafted by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Centre of China, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Institute of Information Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
This year’s World Internet Conference, with approximately 1,500 guests from 83 countries, focussed on artificial intelligence, 5G communication technology, and the social changes and public policies behind internet development.
By Bo Kou and Bingyi Chen, photos by Ke Ren
Translated by Boqiang Xiao, edited by Joe Jones