qz.com – When China hosts the country’s very first “World Internet Conference” this week in the city of Wuzhen, speakers will include top executives from China’s internet giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu, along with executives from “Qualcomm, Microsoft and Samsung,” Xinhua reports. The conference is expecting “1,000 participants,” China Daily reports, and “almost 700 journalists from the world.” But the guest list from beyond China’s borders is pretty thin—speakers include only two non-Chinese internet executives, one from Qualcomm and one from LinkedIn, as well as a handful of foreign academics and trade groups, and a current and former representative from the internet oversight group ICANN.


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