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Cross-Strait Technology Standards Forum Was Held in Kinmen

Cross-Strait Technology Standards Forum Was Held in Kinmen

Reporter: Chen Guan-Lin / Jinhu Report

The opening ceremony for the 14th Cross-Strait Forum on Information Industry and Technology Standards (2017), jointly hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association, and China Communications Standards Association and co-organized by Kinmen County Industrial Development & Investment Promotion Committee, was held at Everrich Golden Lake Hotel yesterday (September 19th). The two-day forum was expected to wrap up today (September 20th). Around 300 Chinese and Taiwanese representatives from industrial, governmental, and academic circles attended this grand occasion.

The opening ceremony for the forum was held yesterday morning. Chairperson of Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation Chen Ruei-Long, President of Chinese Electronics Standardization Association Hu Yan, and Kinmen County Deputy Magistrate Wu Cherng-Dean, who attended the ceremony on behalf of Magistrate Chen Fu-Hai, all gave a speech at the ceremony.

Deputy Magistrate Wu Cherng-Dean expressed that the 14th Cross-Strait Forum on Information Industry and Technology Standards (2017) was significant for the establishment of cross-strait common standards because it was a difficult task to establish common standards between different countries. Wu also introduced the history, culture, and folk customs of Kinmen to the participants who visited Kinmen for the first time. Wu said that Kinmen has close connections with both the Mainland China and Taiwan to enhance the cooperation between the two places. He stressed that it was an honor to have the forum held in Kinmen.

Chen Ruei-Long, the chairperson of Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, expressed that the achievements of joint efforts in the past year would be presented in this forum, where ceremonies announcing common standards for cloud computing, service application, and other industries had been scheduled. Chen emphasized that including the common standards announced in the past, the Cross-Strait Standards Forum had announced up to 50 common standards for the industries of LED, flat panel display, photovoltaics, cloud computing, mobile communication, automobile electronics, lithium battery, service application, etc., which was a remarkable achievement.

Through the establishment of cross-strait common standards, Chen hoped to strengthen the core competencies of Mainland China and Taiwan in the semiconductor industry and enable the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to secure a leading position in the global semiconductor market. Chen stressed that the introduction of 5G would lead to an explosive growth in the artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, so he gave an advance notice that establishing cross-strait common standards for 5G, IoT, AI, voice calculation, and big data would be the key tasks for the Cross-Strait Standards Forum in the future.

Chen pointed out that Kinmen had played an important role in the process of cross-strait exchange and cooperation, so it was meaningful to have the Cross-Strait Standards Forum held in Kinmen. He also reminded the participants to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kinmen in addition to attending this forum.

According to the organizers, through years of cooperation and exchange, the Standards Forum has become a renowned brand and platform for cross-strait cooperation in establishing common standards. It has released 46 documents regarding cross-strait common standards in the field of electronic information and communication, which have helped industries in both sides of the Taiwan Strait to seize the dominant position in intellectual property and grasp market opportunities. Based on the agreement reached in the last forum, the cross-strait forum of this year would discuss standards in important fields, such as 5G, intelligent manufacturing, cloud computing, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and so on. Meanwhile, closed-door working group meetings would be held for the fields of LED, flat panel display, photovoltaics, lithium-ion battery, internet evolution, and service application to continue discussing how to facilitate industrial cooperation through the establishment of common standards based on the progress made in common standards during the last forum.

Yesterday’s forum contained 4 achievement announcement ceremonies. They were the ceremony announcing the cross-strait photovoltaic standards, the ceremony releasing the compilation of cross-strait cloud computing application cases and common standards, the ceremony announcing the cross-strait service application standards, and the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the cross-strait IoV standards. It also had 2 keynote speeches. One speech was “Cross-Strait Cooperation to Create AI and Establish a Big Data Ecosystem”, jointly presented by Tseng Chiang-Sheng, vice chairman and president of ASUSTEK Computer INC., and Lyu Wei-Fong, dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University. The other speech was “Cross-Strait Cooperation to Produce Smart Cars and Create an IoV Ecosystem”, jointly presented by Lin Jhen-Ming, head of the Business Development Department for Automotive Electronics and Micro Controller Units, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and Yang Hua, secretary-general of the Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA). Branch forums and working group meetings were held yesterday afternoon. The branch forum topics included intelligent manufacturing, cloud computing, mobile communication, mobile internet, and IoV, and the topics for working group meetings were LED, flat panel display, photovoltaics, lithium-ion battery, internet evolution, and service application. A press conference to announce the results of cross-strait cooperation and the consensus for the next stage of cooperation is expected to be held today.

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  • Date:2017-12-12