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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

What was Bertie Ahern doing on the front page of the South China Morning Post?

He was talking about the internet, of course.


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THERE WAS A familiar sight on the front page of yesterday’s edition on the South China Morning Post.

Above a story about ‘internet big-hitters’, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was pictured meeting Chinese premier Li Keqiang.

But why?

It seems he was lecturing those ‘internet big-hitters’ at the World Internet Conference about cyber-security, according to CNC.

He warned attendees that caution needs to be exercised in the area of mobile finance, as new technology brings ‘new risks’.

Ahern also touched on the wonders of mobile internet, CCTV reports, predicting that it allow half of the world’s population to be online in the near future.

Ahern has kept active after leaving the Irish political scene, being available for public speaking occasions and was also chairman of the International Forestry Fund.

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