Xinhua Review: 5G cannot be politicized
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 22nd, by wire title: 5G cannot be politicized
Xinhua News Agency reporters Han Jie and Zhang Xinxin
"Why is 5G technology politicized?" On the morning of the 22nd, when the moderator of the "4G to 5G" sub-forum of the Innovation economy Forum raised the issue, the Chinese and foreign guests at the meeting uttered the same voice with facts and data: on the way of the new round of scientific and technological revolution leading the world economy out of the haze, 5G must not be politicized.
5G is the beginning of a new era of the Internet of everything. Research shows that for every 10 per cent increase in digitization, per capita GDP increases by 0.5 to 0.62 per cent. As the integration and representative of the new generation of information technology, 5G will only bring more changes. It is the scientific and technological basis for the innovation and development of various industries in the future, such as industry, transportation, education, medical care and so on. If 5G is labeled politically, it is actually politicizing scientific and technological innovation.
5G is a common innovation of the international community. For some time, some Western countries have artificially introduced political factors into the development, utilization and cooperation of 5G, and even politicized relevant issues and adopted discriminatory practices, which are not only not conducive to the development of 5G, but also run counter to the principle of fair competition. It is not in the common interests of the international community.
The political labelling of 5G is an artificial cut-off of cross-border flows that benefit the well-being of innovation around the world. "if we disconnect each other and ban the exchange of technology, the global innovation ecosystem will fall apart and hinder a lot of basic research that could change the world." Henry Paulson, the former US Treasury secretary, spoke out at the forum with the common aspirations of many participants.
"5G is not about which country or region has the upper hand, it can bring digital economic benefits to all parts of the world." This is what Sanjay Mehrotra, chief executive of Meguang Technology Co., Ltd., said. According to Gary Dixon, president and CEO of Applied Materials, innovation needs borderless collaboration more than ever, and the key is to act to build trust. "to reverse the trend of paranoia and protectionism that hinders innovation."forced decoupling" between technology and the supply chain is not desirable. Behind the voices of Chinese and foreign entrepreneurs are the expectations of breaking the constraints of science and technology.
Once upon a time, it was precisely because of the concept of "innovation without borders" that the scientific research achievements of different countries and regions have been integrated across mountains and seas, resulting in the prosperity and development of today's world economy and trade. As President Xi Jinping pointed out when meeting with foreign representatives attending the forum on the 22nd, innovation should benefit the whole world, not become a treasure buried in caves.
Recall the 3G era, the global mobile communications has three standards, 4G era this number into two. In the era of 5G, with the joint efforts of telecom operations, equipment manufacturing enterprises and research institutions in various countries, the world has promoted the formation of a unified international standard. In the process of research and development of 5G in China, Intel, Ericsson, Nokia and other foreign enterprises are deeply involved, collecting global innovation and wisdom; China's 5G technology, standards, innovation and so on also benefit the world and benefit the world.
The more revolutionary the technology is, the more it is born in the collaborative evolution, dynamic open and dynamic innovation system. From different global standards to global unified standards, from their respective construction to co-construction and sharing, the process of 5G is not only a vivid portrayal of innovation and cooperation among countries, but also the real "Internet of everything".
Innovation is an endless exploration of the future, and the root of the Internet is connection and communication. Facing the future, for each participating country and region, the top priority is to enhance mutual trust and understanding in the course of continued cooperation, eliminate the haze brought about by "technological decoupling", and face technological change with an open and win-win attitude of cooperation. The world needs to work together to open more windows of cooperation, remove barriers to innovation, and enable new technologies and economies to empower all mankind and contribute to the prosperity and development of the world.