SHANGHAI, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd World Internet Conference was held from November 16 to November 18 under the theme "Innovation-Driven Internet Development for the Benefit of All - Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace". Internet giants home and abroad gathered in Wuzhen Water Town to share and discuss the internet economy, internet culture, internet governance, international cooperation on the internet and other such topics. Differing from the previous two editions of the World Internet Conference, this edition featured an emphasis on financial technology. The subject was touched upon in various forums on topics such as the digital economy, internet+inclusive finance etc. Regarding this change, the leader of the domestic financial technology market, Soul Htite, Founder and CEO of Dianrong.com, believes that the gradual rise of financial technology, which has replaced internet finance since the time it entered hibernation after a tightening of policies, is a small spark capable of setting an entire field ablaze. "This World Internet Conference has cast the world's attention on China, and has allowed financial technology companies in China to come into prominence and be promoted to the world," Soul said. China's Financial Technology Goes Global A clear trend in this edition of the World Internet Conference is the government's active support for innovations in the financial industry and the financial technology revolution that is developing rapidly in China. Not long ago, a research report from KPMG reported that the financing for financial technology companies in China, which came from venture capital support, was US$2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. This accounted for 49% of the global investments in financial technology during that period, which is as large as the combined total of North America and Europe. Furthermore, this market is just in its early stages. Soul also thinks that China's financial technology companies are currently leading the global revolution in financial technology through their constant innovations and expansion in scale, as well as their expansion abroad. "Financial technology companies can help business users. In the future, more enterprises will choose to cooperate with financial technology companies that offer better services. Financial technology companies that go global will have an advantage in acquiring business users from large multinational companies," Soul said. Currently, Dianrong.com has started its foray into the international market, with its first entry in Korea.