Xi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon SongXi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon Song
Xi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon Song

China reasserts its right to manage the internet its own way

  • Propaganda chief tells opening of World Internet Conference each country should choose its own internet ‘governance model’
  • Beijing’s top leaders absent from annual conference, in apparent downgrading of an event also light on A-list US tech firms

Topic |   Internet
Xi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon SongXi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon Song
Xi Jinping’s 2015 speech is shown on a screen at this year’s conference in Wuzhen, but none of the Politburo Standing Committee will attend – a first in the event’s five-year history. Photo: Simon Song
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