On December 5, 2019, the Chinese version of "South-South Cooperation in the Digital World" Annual Report co-edited by the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) and the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was released in Haikou, Hainan Province. Wu Zhong, Director General of FCSSC, chaired the launching ceremony and delivered a speech. Zhang Laiwu (the Chief Economist of FCSSC, and former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China) unveiled the new book.
On March of this year, at the second United Nations High-level Meeting on South-South Cooperation BAPA+40 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the English version of the report was published, widely recognized and praised by experts from many international organizations such as the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
"South-South Cooperation in the Digital World" deep-dived into potential opportunities and risk impacting digital development in the Global South, and also discuss the cooperation among developing and developed countries in order not to leave any country behind for both digital and social development. The report was written by leading international experts and focuses on the impact of digital technology in promoting cross-border trade, trade facilitation, the promotion of inclusive finance, smart contracts, smart supervision, and smart cities. The report promotes digital technology in the context of south-south cooperation, improve confidence for the adoption of disruptive technology in developing countries, share achievement, promote fairness, inclusion in the public service sector such as education, etc., thus promoting the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.