On 26 September 2021, the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit was held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province. Mr. Liu He, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council of China, read out a congratulatory message from Chinese President Xi Jinping and delivered a speech by video.
Mr. Wang Qinmin, Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Zhuang Rongwen, Vice Minister of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, Minister of the Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and the Cyberspace Administration of China, presided over the opening ceremony. Mr. Yuan Jiajun, Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress, delivered a welcome speech.
Guests including Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Deng Hongsen, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Mr. Hong Yaozhuang, CEO of the Global System of Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), Ms. Tatjana Matic, Minister of the Ministry of the Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia, Mr. Liu Liehong, President of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Mr. Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm, Mr. Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Nokia, and Mr. Lei Jun, Founder and President of Xiaomi Technology, delivered speeches on site or via video.
With the theme of “Towards a New Era of Digital Civilization, Building a Community with Shared Future in Cyberspace”, the conference was held both on-line and off-line. During the conference, the World Internet Report 2021 and the China Internet Report 2021 were released. Twenty sub-forums focusing on hot topics of Internet development and governance， the Release Ceremony of World Leading Internet Scientific and Technologies Achievements, the Light of Internet Expo and the 2021 Global Internet Competition of “Straight to Wuzhen” were held. Mr. Guo Chuanwei, Director of the Trade and Investment Division of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) was invited to attend relevant events.