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Jack Ma of China's Alibaba Group joined United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation in a live conversation in New York on Monday to discuss global digital cooperation for a safer and more sustainable future of the digital industry.

The global online event was seen as an opportunity to discuss how the public sector, private sector and civil society can work together to realize the potential of digital technologies for advancing human well-being, while mitigating the risks.

Ma, who is the executive chairman of Alibaba group and co-chair on the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, said that in the digital age, the bigger you are, the bigger responsibility you should have.

Ma said that his job has been "chief education officer," as he has been engaged in educating customers and government officers, and trying to convince them to keep abreast with technology development.

"If you do not pay attention to privacy, if you do not pay attention to data security, if you do not pay attention to human rights, if you do not pay attention to the interest of society, you might disappear very quickly," Ma said.

Today, mobile phones are much more powerful than any personal computer twenty years ago, Ma said, adding that if the government, private sectors and civil society work together, they could make smart policies.


Guterres, on his part, noted the importance of a people-centered approach, saying it is not only a government responsibility, but a societal responsibility.

The UN chief said that "I'm optimistic about this possibility of an inclusive multilateralism and the potential of dialogue and cooperation between the different key actors," adding that he thinks conditions are being created for effective smart regulation with the cooperation of everybody to avoid the risks that really exist.

At a time when around half the world's population still has no access to the Internet, the panel calls for efforts to ensure every adult has affordable access to digital networks, as well as digitally-enabled financial and health services, by 2030.

Women and marginalized groups must be supported, said the Panel, with specific policies adopted to ensure their full "digital inclusion," while internationally recognized ways to measure inclusiveness must be established.

Communities, organizations and individuals working on issues ranging from digital inclusion, digital rights to security, governance also joined the online conversation during the webcast at the UN headquarters.

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Post time 2019-6-12 07:35:41 |Display all floors
Nice words.

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Post time 2019-6-12 08:26:17 |Display all floors
Recently there have been so much coverage of Huawei that we forget there is Ali and Jack Ma in the world.

Membership unpaid may disrupt the operation of the UN, the chief should ask a loan from both Jack and Bill.

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Post time 2019-6-12 18:21:25 |Display all floors
rinimabi Post time: 2019-6-12 15:30
jack ma is a joke, without government support he will be gone in a second.

By the same token, all the major American bankers are a joke, they would have been long gone as a result of the financial crisis, and all the American farmers are a joke, who would have long gone bust without the hefty amount of cash in government subsidies. The list goes on and on...
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-6-13 05:24:50 |Display all floors
rinimabi Post time: 2019-6-12 21:54
can you find a more annoying guy than this turd

Yes I can think of someone, one who registered on this forum on 2019-06-03
Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2019-6-13 16:48:37 |Display all floors
1626548377 Post time: 2019-6-13 05:24
Yes I can think of someone, one who registered on this forum on 2019-06-03

This toerag keeps sending me messages by PM using invective against China and the Chinese, just like cnn07 frequently did, they are likely to be the same yob.
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