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China Flexes Tech Muscles Before a State Visit


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Lu Wei, China

Lu Wei, Chinas Internet czar, is expected to speak at a tech forum in Seattle organized by the Chinese government.

Credit: Johannes Eisele/Agence France-PresseGetty Images

As President Xi Jinping of China prepares for his first state visit to the United States this month, Washington has warned that it could hit Chinese companies with sanctions over digital attacks for trade secrets. Beijing is now pushing back in an unorthodox way: by organizing a technology forum to demonstrate its own sway over the American tech industry.

From The New York Times
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