A number of smaller American firms are attending the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, this year but many big US names have stayed away. Photo: EPA

Google and Facebook stay away but smaller US firms scout for business at China’s World Internet Conference

  • Some American hardware providers attend state-backed event along with Chinese entrepreneurs Jack Ma and Robin Li
  • Honeywell, Qualcomm, Intel, and Cisco Systems, as well as software and cloud services provider Microsoft attend event also known as the Wuzhen Summit
Topic |   China economy

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A number of smaller American firms are attending the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, this year but many big US names have stayed away. Photo: EPA
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Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.