A speaker discusses leading technological achievements at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on November 9, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
A speaker discusses leading technological achievements at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on November 9, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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A quieter World Internet Conference this year kept Big Tech executives away amid shift away from consumer technology

  • The three-day political event put more focus on business-to-business technology this year amid a slowing economy and weak consumer sentiment
  • Once known for attracting big international names, Covid-19 controls kept overseas visitors away while China’s biggest tech founders were also absent

A speaker discusses leading technological achievements at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on November 9, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
A speaker discusses leading technological achievements at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on November 9, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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