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Biggies from Governments, Educational Institutions and Enterprises Gather to Discuss the Cultural and Educational Hot Topics on the Network 
The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum on Cyber Culture Development Kicked Off Ceremoniously
 
The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum on Cyber Culture Development was held on September 13, with the theme of “Lead Digital Life by Cultural Integration and Innovation.” It discussed the cyber cultural and educational exchange path, gather the development consensus and looks into the cooperation in the future in association with the China-ASEAN Expo. Fan Weiping, Deputy Director of National Radio and Television Administration, Huang Junhua, Vice Governor of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Savankhone Razmountry, Vice Minister of the Ministry of News, Culture and Tourism of Laos attended the forum and made speeches. More than 250 guests including government officials, corporate executives, industrial experts and reporters from China and the ASEAN countries attended the forum. They discussed the achievements made in the cyber cultural and educational cooperation since the China-ASEAN Information Harbor was founded, as well as the new concepts, new thinking and new thought with regard to network cultural and educational development. 
 
High-level dialogue  Construct the China-ASEAN cyber cultural and educational development platform 
 
The China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum on Cyber Culture Development, with the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission of the Cyberspace Administration of China as the guiding unit, was sponsored by the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and undertaken by the Administration of Press publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Network Information Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and CRI Online. It is the first high-end forum held by Guangxi over the recent years in the field of cyber culture and education. It is of important and positive significance to promote the construction of Digital
Guangxi, push the process of strengthening the Region by means of cyber  and culture, and enhance the cooperative level of the China-ASEAN cyber culture exchange and cooperation. 
 
Huang Junhua, Vice Governor of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, expressed in his welcome speech at the forum that cyber cultural and educational exchange constitutes the bridge and belt connecting the people along the Belt and Road. In the era of information, the development trend of network + cultural and educational exchange and development cannot be resisted, and we will see the increasing exchange between China and ASEAN countries in such key areas as network entertainment, culture, broadcasting and education. This year’s forum focused on the co-construction, co-sharing as well as exchange and cooperation between China and ASEAN in terms of cyber culture, exchanges on the trends, policies mechanism, etc. in association with the cyber cultural and educational development. It will use the China-ASEAN Information Harbor as a platform to promote the comprehensive cooperation between the cyber culture enterprises in both China and ASEAN countries in such aspects as creativity, technologies, capital, marketing and channels, thus vigorously pushing the development of the cyber culture market in China and ASEAN countries.
 
Fan Weiping, Deputy Director of National Radio and Television Administration, mentioned at his speech that over the recent years, his administration has paid high attention to the development of the network audio-video culture and industry, strengthened the construction of the infrastructure of information, supported the creation of network audio-video content products and regulated the order of network audio-video broadcasting. The next year is the China-ASEAN Media Exchange Year, which is expected to provide better development opportunities and broader development space for the cultural and educational exchange between the two sides. Therefore, he gave a three-point advocacy: jointly promote the development of network culture, jointly promote the construction of the network audio-video international governance system, and jointly cooperate in the network information science and technology and industry.
 
Vice Minister of the Ministry of News, Culture and Tourism of Laos, Savankhone Razmountry also introduced the development of network in Laos, holding that in the era of innovation and development of technologies, the young people who access information on smart phones without restrictions constitute the main body of users. Laos Government realized that network serves as a powerful tool of pushing the social and economic development, and it can be used to enhance the work results and efficiency of the management and service sectors. In the subsequent years, one of the core strategies of Laos is to promote the culture, tourism of Laos and strengthen the broadcasting force of its media. 
 
Biggies’ forum  Focus on cultural and educational hot topics
 
This years’ forum surrounded such key domains as network cartoons, games, audio and video and culture, with a view to discussing the approaches and methods of the China-ASEAN network culture exchange and cooperation. The forum was co-hosted Zhang Xunhong, Director of the Network Social Work Bureau of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission of the Cyberspace Administration of China, and Wu Xiaoli, Deputy Director of the Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the Region. 
 
Fifteen Chinese and foreign guests gave keynote speeches, among whom, Chen Qirong, Member of the National Committee of CPPCC, and Director of the Network Literature Committee of Chinese Writers Association, talked about how to enable Chinese Network Literature go to the world with confidence and ease; the heads of broadcasting and television stations from such countries as Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia respectively introduced the development of network televisions, new media, network culture broadcasting, etc. in their countries; Huang Yuchang, Director of the Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, talked about how to strengthen the network construction and usher in the cultural and educational exchange new space; Geng Danhao, Senior Vice President of iQYI discussed the development of the network video industry; Tong Zhilei, President and CEO of Chinese All, and Yue Guan, famed network writer, gave their respective viewpoints on such topics as digital inheritance civilization and the development and innovation of culture and education. They discussed the China-ASEAN cyber cultural and educational exchange path, analyzed the development trends and the cooperation prospect from different angles and fields in a comprehensive manner.  
 
Broad prospect  Expand the space for the cyber cultural and educational exchange and cooperation
 
China and ASEAN countries are close to each other geographically, featuring intimate people-to-people and cultural relationship, thus acquiring the unique advantages in the network cultural and educational exchange and cooperation. The success of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum on Cyber Culture Development has expanded new space for the cultural and educational exchange between China and ASEAN countries. In the future, Guangxi will grasp the good chance of the digital economic development to push the profound integration between such new technologies as Internet, big data and AI, etc. and the real economy, government management, social governance, people’s livelihood and opening up and cooperation with the digital government, digital economy, digital society and digital infrastructure construction as the key point. It strives to create the important gateway for the digital highland and “Silk Road” for the opening-up and cooperation with ASEAN countries, inject new impetus into the further cultural exchange and cooperation between China and ASEAN countries and push the construction of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor. It will create a more beautiful future for China and ASEAN countries by adhering to the releasing of the huge potential of the economic cooperation through the technological innovation, making use of the people-to-people communication by means of cultural and educational exchange, and adhering to the concept of “Opening and Inclusiveness, Mutual Benefits.” 
CAEXPO Secretariat 2018-09-15 11:39:28