Professor Zhou Hanhua Comments on President Xi Jinping’s Congratulatory Letter to the Sixth World Internet Conference in an Interviewed by the People’s Daily


The sixth World Internet Conference was held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province on October 20, 2019. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the conference in which he urged countries to follow the trend of the times, shoulder the responsibilities of development, jointly face the challenges and risks, promote global governance in cyberspace, and strive to build a cyber community with a shared future for mankind. Recently, Professor Zhou Hanhua, Deputy Director of CASS Law Institute and the Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of Cyberspace and Information Law Research Committee of China Law Society, was interviewed by the newspaper Peoples Daily, on President Xis congratulatory letter. In the interview, Professor Zhou pointed out that the omnipresence and interconnectivity of the Internet have determined that cyberspace governance should be a co-governance by multiple subjects including the government, the market and society and participated by all the countries in the world. The “four principles” of the reform of the global Internet governance system and the “five proposals” of building a cyber community with a shared future for mankind advocated by President Xi have gained extensive recognition in the international community. The ideas put forward in the letter fully embody a deep insight into the trend of development of the Internet, a high concern about the common welfare of mankind, and a sincere wish of the Chinese people to make joint efforts with countries around the world in the building of a cyber community with a shared future for mankind.