APEC focuses on building inclusive digital society

By / China Daily / Updated: 15:45,10-June-2021

The APEC workshop on inclusive digital society was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Guiyang, Guizhou province. [Photo by Chen Peng/For chinadaily.com.cn]

An APEC workshop on an inclusive digital society unfolded on Tuesday and Wednesday in Guiyang, Guizhou province, in a bid to discuss the role of digital technologies in eradicating poverty.

The two-day event established as its purpose the sharing of experience in poverty alleviation and suggestions for improved living standards through the digital economy.

Sharing digital dividends, bridging the digital divide and further developing an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future through the digital economy would be discussed in the next symposiums, according to Qi Xiaoxia, director of the Global Cooperation Department of the State Internet Information Office.

The APEC workshop on inclusive digital society was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Guiyang, Guizhou province. [Photo by Chen Peng/For chinadaily.com.cn]

An APEC workshop on an inclusive digital society unfolded on Tuesday and Wednesday in Guiyang, Guizhou province, in a bid to discuss the role of digital technologies in eradicating poverty.

The two-day event established as its purpose the sharing of experience in poverty alleviation and suggestions for improved living standards through the digital economy.

Sharing digital dividends, bridging the digital divide and further developing an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future through the digital economy would be discussed in the next symposiums, according to Qi Xiaoxia, director of the Global Cooperation Department of the State Internet Information Office.

The APEC workshop on inclusive digital society was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Guiyang, Guizhou province. [Photo by Chen Peng/For chinadaily.com.cn]

In recent years, Guizhou has continuously advanced the construction of digital villages under its big data strategy. Efforts have been made to address the special needs of village women and support small and medium-sized enterprises. Such efforts will contribute to be inclusive and sustainable.

Over the past three decades or more, APEC cooperation has continued to deepen, making substantial progress on many fronts. Every economy within APEC needs to pursue innovation-driven growth by applying new technologies, strengthen digital infrastructure to close the digital divide.

Wang Jin contributed to this story.

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