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President’s message calls for tackling legal, security, governance challenges
President Xi Jinping called on Sunday for strengt
hened cooperation among countries to explo re opportunities of digital, internet-based intelligent development and to properly address le
gal, security and governance challenges arising f
rom big data industry development. He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China Internati
onal Big Data Industry Expo 2019, which kicked off i
n Guiyang, Guizhou province. The new generation of information technology, represented by the internet, big data an
d artificial intelligence, is booming at presen
t and has significant and profound influence on various cou ntries’ economic development, social progress and people’s lives, Xi said in the letter.
various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing
their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
s well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers. Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also u
rged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.