News Source:GTCOMDate: 4 April 2018views:106
The Belt and Road High-End Think Tank Forum and the Fourth Board Meeting of the Silk Road Think Tank Association (SRTA) were held in Beijing on April 3. Based on the theme "The Fifth Anniversary of the Belt and Road: Review and Outlook," the conference systematically summarized the major breakthroughs made by the SRTA and its board over the three years of their existence in deepening policy communication, enhancing people-to-people bonds and promoting practical cooperation. Additionally, detailed planning was conducted in regard to the question of how to enhance the scientific and collaborative nature of the SRTA's and its work.
Guo Yezhou, the deputy director of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee and the co-chairperson of the SRTA; Wei Jianguo, vice president of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, former vice minister at the Ministry of Commerce and co-chairperson of the SRTA; Jiao Yang, secretary of the Party Committee of Fudan University, director of the Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, and co-chairperson of the SRTA; Jin Xin, director of the China Center for Contemporary World Studies affiliated with the International Department of CPC Central Committee and secretary-general of the SRTA; and other guests attended the conference, discussing the practical results of the Belt and Road Initiative over the past few years and the direction of future development.
Guo Yezhou, in his speech, stated the need to capitalize on the advantages of think tanks as "sources of thought, policy, public opinion and information" as well as the need to create "a cluster for think tanks," "an information hub" and "a cooperation booster" for the Belt and Road. Wei Jianguo asserted that think tanks should serve to "provide advice, dispel doubt and lead the way." Jiao Yang stated that the SRTA has, since its establishment, gained considerable influence and become an important platform upon which the Belt and Road think tanks could deepen their cooperation, discuss their achievements and spread awareness. Thus, in the future it will be necessary to exert the advantages of universities in all their associated disciplines, talents, intelligence and foreign exchanges.
Jin Xin presided over the conference and gave the annual work report on behalf of the SRTA secretariat. In that report he reviewed the work of the SRTA in 2017 from the aspects of promoting policy research, conducting public diplomacy, and guiding internal and external public opinions. According to his report, in 2018 the SRTA will, given the concerns of the Central Government, strengthen its awareness in regard to targeting and will focus on construction in five respects: holding a batch of seminars, completing a batch of projects, writing a batch of research reports, publishing a batch of writings and training a batch of talents. This will be done in order to ensure a practical, useful policy reserve and intellectual support for the successful holding of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Guo Yezhou, deputy director of the International Department of the
CPC Central Committee and co-chair of the SRTA
Wei Jianguo, vice president of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, former vice minister of the Ministry of Commerce, and co-chair of the SRTA
Jiao Yang, secretary of the Party Committee of Fudan University, director of the Fudan Institute of Belt and Road & Global Governance, and co-chair of the SRTA
Jin Xin, director of the China Center for Contemporary World Studies affiliated to the International Department of CPC Central Committee and secretary-general of the SRTA
Officially joining the SRTA Board: GTCOM serves as the government's think tank
The opening ceremony included the process of adding board members for the SRTA, the inauguration ceremony of the Expert Committee, and the publishing ceremony for the Belt and Road People-to-People Bond Report and the Belt and Road Cross-Border Channel Construction Research Report. Jin Xin announced the list of new board members, and GTCOM officially became a board member of the SRTA. As of now, the SRTA has 137 domestic board members and 112 international board members. Hou Baosen, secretary of the Party Committee and chairman of the Board of China Guanghua Science and Technology Foundation under the Central Committee of the Communist Young League, spoke on behalf of the new board members. He emphasized the fact that the core principle of the construction of the Belt and Road is to achieve collective growth through discussion and collaboration, and that consequently the development of the SRTA requires the unified effort of all board members to fulfill their responsibilities. This, he said, is the way to provide better, more powerful and sustainable intellectual support for the construction of the Belt and Road.
Yu Yang, CEO of GTCOM, speaks at the Belt and Road International Cognition and External Communication Seminar
During the afternoon session of the Belt and Road International Cognition and External Communication Seminar, Yu Yang, CEO of GTCOM, noted that the success in the construction of the Belt and Road should be supported by language skills. It is necessary to tell positive stories about the Belt and Road so that the world can understand a strong, inclusive and diverse China. With the help of advanced technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence, the Belt and Road Initiative can be carried out more efficiently and has broad prospects for development. As a participant in the SRTA, GTCOM will take the development of the SRTA as its mission and strive to provide professional, technological support for the alliance. Yu Dan, a professor from the School of Arts & Communication at Beijing Normal University and director of the Beijing Institute of Culture Innovation and Communication, Yu Jiang, vice president of Tianjin Foreign Studies University, and other participants expressed their opinions, resulting in highly revelatory discussions.
Site of the Belt and Road International Cognition and External Communication Seminar
Powerful booster: cross-language big data breaks language barriers
The construction of the Belt and Road has brought great impact on China's economic development, which has already captured worldwide attention. China's total imports from and exports to the countries of the Belt and Road amounted to RMB7374.5 billion in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 17.8%. "Friendship between the peoples holds the key to sound state-to-state relations, and heart-to-heart communication contributes to deeper friendships." People-to-people connectivity is the most challenging, most critical aspect of the "policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity" in the construction of the Belt and Road. The integration of language and information is therefore an important precondition for comprehensive interaction among the countries of the Belt and Road.
GTCOM, as the world's leading big-data and artificial intelligence enterprise, by relying on the dual advantages of 45 years' language legacy and big-data technology, has built the YeeCloud Language Technology Ecosystem and the YeeSight Big Data Ecosystem. Consequently, over the past five years it has independently developed and launched the Multilingual Machine Translation Platform, Global Big Data Analysis Platform, DataMap 4.0 Data Visualized Analysis Engine, Data Galaxy Knowledge Graph Visualized Analysis Engine, NexMagic Intelligent Semantic Search Engine and other platform products. There are more than 60 countries and regions along the Belt and Road. Except for the four major languages of English, Arabic, Russian and Chinese, the rest are uncommon languages. GTCOM's multilingual machine translation platform, which was launched in 2014, is now capable of supporting translation between Chinese and 37 languages, including official languages of many Belt and Road countries. With high accuracy and fluency, the platform has effectively broken the language barriers between China and the countries of the Belt and Road, overcome obstacles of information acquisition, and promoted the language service development and academic research involving multiple countries.
Additionally, GTCOM has launched industry-specific big-data solutions such as Insider Standard Big Data, JoveBird Financial Big Data, and Public Security Big Data for vertical areas, in order to serve global industry users in governments, news media, and financial investment. The elimination of language tags and the establishment of structured data and knowledge graphs help realize the global application of big data, thereby providing professional solutions for governments and various industries. With artificial intelligence and big data in the spotlight, the application and deepening of innovative technologies in the construction of the Belt and Road are of epochal significance. Certainly GTCOM continues to solidify its status as a leader in the industry.
GTCOM will, in the future, remain faithful to its original intention, accelerate the sharing and integration of resources by providing better products and more advanced application technologies, and assist in the implementation of policies in and the development of the countries of the Belt and Road. GTCOM will empower traditional industries with technologies, fully practice its corporate responsibility as a government think tank and contribute to the SRTA.
(Some texts and pictures are extracted from people.com.cn)