Attending a China-US Internet industry forum in Washington early this week, Lu Wei, the head of China's State Internet Information Office, told a Chinese tale that dates back to 239 BC.It is a great tale to remind people that the deep strategic distrust between China and the United States is largely self-fulfilling.
Lu Wei, minister of State Internet Information Office, delivers his keynote speech on Tuesday morning at the 7th China US Internet Industry Forum being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington.
With the overall theme of Conversation and Cooperation, the forum focused on issues such as big data, cloud service, Internet access, Internet governance and economic development and social benefit. And this is the seventh between the two countries.
Jointly hosted by Internet Society of China and Microsoft, the 7th U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum (UCIIF) was held in Washington, United States on December 2, 2014.
The China-US working group on cybersecurity remains suspended following the decision by the United States in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officers for cyberespionage.
The China-U.S. relation on the Internet issue is now an important component of the new model of major power relationship between the two countries and decides the future of both countries to a great extent, Lu Wei, minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China, told delegates of the conference.
A netizen quotes what Lu Wei said: “We don’t worry about difference of opinion in Internet fields between China and the U.S., instead, we fear that there is no communication. So this visit to the U.S. is aimed at strengthening communication with the U.S. side.”
Rogier Creemers, a research scholar at Oxford, remarks:” Lu Wei was the right man, at the right position, at the right moment.” Rogier owes Lu’s competence to that “he understands the Internet and social media as well as its international expansion.”