A high-level advisory committee for the World Internet Conference's (WIC) organizing committee secretariat was established on Wednesday, the organizing committee said Thursday.[Special coverage]
The advisory committee held its first meeting on the sidelines of the second WIC in Wuzhen of east China's Zhejiang Province. Jack Ma, founder of China's Internet giant Alibaba, and Fadi Chehade, president and CEO of ICANN, act as co-chairman of the advisory committee.
The advisory committee was set up to invite world leaders in the Internet sector to offer advice for the holding of the WIC, and to contribute ideas for the development of Internet in China.
The WIC organizing committee secretariat has invited 31 leading Internet figures from governments, enterprises, academic institutions and technological communities to be members of the first high-level advisory committee.
The members include Li Xiaodong, president and CEO of China Internet Network Information Center; Zheng Yongnian, director of East Asian Institute, Singapore National University; Shum Heung Yeung, executive vice president of Microsoft; Werner Zorn, Father of German Internet; Denis Davydov, chairman of Russian Safe Internet League, among others.
With the advisory committee, the organizing committee secretariat said it aims to reflect aspirations and concerns of all countries in a balanced manner so as to promote international cooperation and exchanges in the field of the Internet.