Saturday, 10 November 2018 () Western bigwigs were a no-show at China’s biggest web conference. Unlike 2017, when Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai graced the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, this year’s gathering was a decidedly domestic affair, presided over by the likes of Tencent Holdings Ltd chairman Ma Huateng.
In an interview with Axios, Tim Cook said government regulation was "inevitable." On the issue of user privacy, Cook said, "we have to admit when the free market is not working." "And it hasn't worked..