On Dec 7, Ambassador Zhang Yesui attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum (CIIF) in Washington DC, and delivered remarks.
In his remarks, Ambassador Zhang pointed out that China-US relationship has surged ahead and has become one of the most important and dynamic relationships in the world. The relationship is not and should not be a zero-sum game relationship, and its stable development not only serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and two peoples, but also contributes to peace, stability and development in the Asia-Pacific and the world at large.
Ambassador Zhang stressed that enhanced dialogue and cooperation between China and the United States in the internet sector is crucial to its growth in both countries and beyond. China and the U.S. should respect and support each other's efforts in formulating laws and regulations on the governance of the internet and adopting policies and measures based on the different national conditions.
The annual forum, co-hosted by the Internet Society of China (ISC) and Microsoft, has become an important platform for China-US dialogue on internet-related issues. Five sessions have been held since the inception of the forum in 2007.