The Wuzhen World Internet Conference is being used as a platform by Beijing to promote its idea of global internet governance. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s youth are shaping internet culture at home and abroad amid censorship

  • Panellists at the World Internet Conference discussed the development of a distinctly Chinese online culture in a censored environment
  • China is home to the world’s largest online community, but the government imposes strict controls on users
Topic |   China technology

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The Wuzhen World Internet Conference is being used as a platform by Beijing to promote its idea of global internet governance. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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

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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