Cultural diversity is a defining characteristic of humanity, which is a common heritage of mankind and creates a rich and varied world. It should be cherished and preserved for the benefit of all people. As a crucial vehicle for spreading excellent cultures, the Internet largely expands human civilization.
The rapid development of information and communication technologies offers unprecedented conditions for enhanced interaction among cultures. However, cultural diversity is challenged on the Internet by homogenization of mainstream cultures and fewer voices of ethnic minorities.
This Forum intends to invite speakers, including officials from Chinese cyberspace authorities, representatives from developing countries, Internet businesses, culture and media companies, and experts, scholars from think tanks. It aims at providing a platform for sharing experience in protecting, inheriting and spreading excellent cultures in digital forms.