China determines to spread internet facility “like electricity” by 2025

By
Dennis Peprah, GNA special correspondent in Beijing

Beijing (China),
June 22, GNA – The Chinese government says it strongly believes in Technology
innovations and will rely on high-tech to push her development agenda.

As the fastest
developing country in Asia, China is determined to ensure that the internet is
spread out to the door-step of her 1.3 billion people.

“By 2025
internet facilities will spread like electricity, less visible, yet more deeply
embedded in people’s life”, says Professor Leon Xiao Yongliang, a Director
at the Beijing Normal University.

The University
Professor was delivering a lecture on the future development of Television and
Radio of China at the 2018 seminar for senior level media executives of English
speaking countries, underway in Beijing.

About 34 media
practitioners and government officials drawn from Ghana, Rwanda, Gambia, Sierra
Leone, Uganda, Botwana and Kenya are attending the three-week seminar under the
theme “media cooperation give fresh impetus to the new type of
China-Africa strategic partnership”.

It is being
organized by the Research and Training Institute of the State Administration of
Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) of the People’s
Republic of China, with support from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

The SAPPRFT is a
non-profit Institute and the largest media training organisation in China.

Prof Yongliang said
China was building robust digital creative industry, which would facilitate an
open market and create equal opportunities to strengthen online trade and
commerce.

According to him,
currently more than one billion Chinese people were hooked on and enjoying
reliable internet.

“With
innovative technology, China’s movie industry could easily exceed that of
Hollywood”, adding that, the animation industry, which remained a huge
hurdle in parts of the world, was vast in China.

Kang Jincheng, the
Vice President of the China High-tech Industrialization Association, said
China, before 1949 was “very weak” with a rapidly declining and
decaying economy, but now her advancement in technology was pushing its economy
forward.

GNA

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