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China protectionism creates tech billionaires who protect Xi

The country's Great Firewall has been a boon for homegrown Internet players such as Tencent and Alibaba

This year at the National People's Congress, tech companies such as Baidu and Xiaomi are supplanting real estate developers and other tycoons as political advisers.

Hong Kong

CHINA'S tech giants will add star power to the country's political festivities this week, paying homage to President Xi Jinping and endorsing constitutional changes for him to remain president indefinitely.

Amid the annual legislative meetings, the luminaries have...