Digital economy of China makes up almost 1/3rd of gross local product, as per a report rolled out at a yearly cyberspace meeting hosted by the government to rationalize its stern censorship on Internet. This year Beijing has radically reinforced its already strict rule of the Internet, but local media and officials have utilized the 4th World Internet Conference to announce that cyberspace of China is open but also has a controls for the better future.
The report was revealed this week by the state-supported Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies in the eastern city of Wuzhen. The report claimed that digital economy of China crossed 22.58 Trillion Yuan (almost $3.4 Trillion) last year, as per organizers of the conference. That number is 2nd only to the U.S. and makes up for 30.3% of the overall economy of the country, the report claimed.
The report evaluated the worldwide development of the Internet from a lot of factors composing governance and industry capacity. Governance is nothing but code word of China for limitations. “The experience of China recommends that both the factors are important for a good development of the Internet that plans to cater to the basic interests of the users,” an official from the academy, Xu Yunhong, claimed to the media in an interview this week in Wuzhen.
The 3-day meeting, which concludes this week, was set up to oppose western condemnation of its Internet limitations, which comprise blocking Twitter, Facebook, and other overseas platforms, and prohibition on a series of content considered politically intimidating to the Communist Party.
China this year has attacked even harder, comprising passing new regulations needing overseas tech firms to amass user information within the nation, applying fresh content limitations, as well as making it more hard to employ software tools that permit consumers to circumvent censors.