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China's top tech flocks to inland cities to develop AI

Attracted by low tax and cheap labor, Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu seek partnerships

Visitors are seen at a monitor displaying facial recognition technology developed by Tsinghua Unigroup at the first Smart China Expo in Chongqing.   © Reuters

CHONGQING -- A smart technology exhibition held in China's heartland metropolis Chongqing last week saw the biggest names in the industry all appear on stage, highlighting the surge in high-tech investment pouring into the nation's inland region.

"Dear Secretary Chen Min'er, we have rented out a 2,000-sq.-meter booth, one of the largest ever, to showcase our latest technology," said Tencent CEO Pony Ma Huateng on Aug. 23, the opening day of the first-ever Smart China Expo. 

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