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Cybersecurity expo opens in SW China

Updated: Sep 17,2018 4:29 PM     Xinhua

CHENGDU — The 2018 Cyberspace Expo kicked off on Sept 17 in the city of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, with the participation of nearly 100 organizations.

The expo features progress made in cybersecurity personnel training, technological innovation and industrial development, according to Tang Xin, an official with China’s Cyberspace Administration.

It also displays a series of selected network security solutions and related innovative products in addition to offering visitors interactive experiences and an intelligent voice guide service to promote the public understanding of cybersecurity.

The expo, which is part of the 2018 China Cybersecurity Week that runs between Sept 17 and Sept 23, will last until Sept 22.

China had an internet population of 802 million and 5.44 million websites by the end of June, according to a report released by the China Internet Network Information Center in August.

The report said 4.83 million terminals and servers were detected to be infected with internet viruses in the first half of 2018, a 61.9 percent drop year-on-year.