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Building a wall around the cloud: Why China will soon be a very important cloud computing market

January 13, 2019 / TOM KRAZIT

Cloud computing was invented by American tech companies. By the end of the next decade, it might be the domain of Chinese tech companies.Like many other tech revolutions kicked off inside the U.S., cloud computing is taking China by storm as its startups mature and its big conglomerates update their tech infrastructure. The best example of that in 2018 might have come during Alibaba’s September cloud computing conference, which attracted over 120,000 people from across China and Asia, dwarfing the more than 50,000 people who poured into Las Vegas later in the year for Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent 2018 conference.