Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the First World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 19, 2014. Representatives from nearly 100 countries and regions took part in the three-day Internet conference. (Xinhua file photo/Ju Huanzong)
BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is to deliver a keynote speech Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the three-day Second World Internet Conference (WIC) in the riverside town of Wuzhen in east China.
Here is a summary of what Xi said in a congratulatory letter to the First WIC in November 2014.
-- Amid a new round of scientific and technological revolution with information technology at its core, the Internet is increasingly becoming a pacesetter of innovation-driven development, profoundly changing people's ways of production and life and powering social development.
-- The Internet has turned the world into a global village and made the international community highly interdependent, with a common destiny.
Paul E. Jacobs (2nd R), executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., addresses the Chinese and Foreign Internet Leaders Summit during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province, Nov. 20, 2014. (Xinhua file photo/Han Chuanhao)
-- The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests, which requires the international community to meet urgently and seriously and pursue common governance and win-win outcome.
-- China is actively advancing the development of the Internet and extending its benefit to the 1.3 billion Chinese people.
This photo taken on November 19, 2014, shows participants of the World Internet Conference standing on a bridge in the ancient town of Wuzhen, in east China's Zhejiang province, where the conference takes place. (AFP FILE PHOTO)
-- Following the principle of mutual respect and mutual trust, China is ready to work with other countries to deepen international cooperation, respect sovereignty on the Internet, uphold cyber security, and jointly build a cyberspace of peace, security, openness and cooperation and an international Internet governance system of multilateralism, democracy and transparency.