China on Wednesday will kick off its World Internet Conference, a three-day gathering in the eastern city of Wuzhen. With Chinese leaders stressing all things Internet as a major economic development strategy, and with foreign tech firms salivating over the massive but tightly managed market, many are looking to the conference for signposts to the future.
Here’s a primer:
What is the World Internet Conference?
Organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China and Zhejiang province, the conference was first held last year. Conveners tout WIC as a platform to discuss a full range of issues regarding cyberspace, innovation and society, but the...