The 46th ICANN Public Meeting held in Beijing

2013-04-08 20:31:54
The 46th ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) meeting opened this morning in Beijing, China, the largest meeting in the 15-year history of ICANN. More than 2,500 participants from all of the world attending for the Beijing meeting.

At the opening ceremony, the ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé announced that the organization will open its first new global engagement office in Beijing.

“Our Internet future will now be brilliant,” said Madam Hu Qiheng, the President of the Internet Society of China. “This is bridge for ICANN and China and it will lead to greater expansion of Internet development.”

ICANN Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker pointed out the dramatic growth of Internet users in China in the past decade.

“In the past decade, Internet use has increase ten fold,” said Crocker. “There are now 564 million Internet users in China and that is expected to climb sharply in the future.”

ICANN’s public meeting in Beijing will continue through the week.

ICANN first new global engagement office in Beijing

Madam QiHeng Hu, President of Internet Society of China

ICANN meeting in Beijing

ICANN meeting in Beijing

ICANN meeting in Beijing