4. World Internet Conference wants to remake cyber governance
China convenes its 4th World Internet Conference from December 3-5. The conference is a vehicle to promote the Communist Party's vision to remake global internet governance.
The details: The theme of this year's conference, as described at a Nov. 17 press conference by Ren Xianliang, the vice minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China, is "Developing the Digital Economy for Openness and Shared Benefits – Building a Cyberspace Community of a Common Future."
"[T]he conference will thoroughly implement Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era and firmly reflect his proposal on the governance of cyberspace. We will focus on the digital economy and highlight the importance of openness and shared benefits..."
"We hope such efforts will help to narrow the digital gap between developing and developed countries, and make contribution to governance of the global internet through China's solution of 'jointly building a community of a shared future in cyberspace,'" Ren said.
Attendees: Among the foreign technology executives attending this year is Apple CEO Tim Cook. President Xi has attended in the past, but this year plans to make a statement via video hookup.
Go deeper: New America examines China's cyber governance in today's report, China's Cybersecurity Law One Year On.