自创立以来，互联网实验室启蒙和推动了始于 20 世纪 90 年代末的中国互联网第一次浪潮； 以博客为开端，引领了以 Web 2.0 为核心的中国互联网第二次浪潮；当前，投身于以网络空间为特性、社会影响更加深入的中国互联网第三次浪潮中。
Internet lab (ChinaLabs.com) was founded in August 1999, which is China's first folk think-tank with global vision and the inﬂuence of the network.
ChinaLabs is always based on the spirit of the Internet, standing in the front of worldwide network developing frontier, interacting closely with the government, academia, industry and common people to conduct governance and policy research in cyberspace and provide decisionmaking reference for the government. It conducts consultation for cyberspace innovation and development, provides systematic solutions to strategic transformation for regions, cities, enterprises and individuals, holds all kinds of high-end meetings and activities, and sets up a bridge of communication and collaboration in different countries, different regions, different industries, different organizations, different groups and different ideological systems.
Since its inception, ChinaLabs shed lights on and promote the first development in the Chinese Internet, which began in the late 1990s. It made use of blogs as a beginning and led to the second development in the Chinese Internet, whose core was Web 2.0. Currently, it involves in the third development in the Chinese Internet, whose characteristic is cyber space with fundamental social inﬂuence.
To become the first-class Chinese cyberspace think-tank
Sticking to the concept of “based on the spirit of the Internet, opening-up, innovation, transboundary, integration”, building a platform for idea interaction between the government, academia, industry and folks. It revolves around the network space governance, innovation, cooperation and development, gets insight into cyberspace trend, tracks down the value of network space, participates in making network space rules, carries forward the spirit of the Internet, creates a new civilization of network space and helps China rise in the era of network.