At China political meeting, internet bosses are out, chip execs are in

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By Laurie Chen BEIJING (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings founder Pony Ma and others from China’s crackdown-hit internet sector will be absent from this year’s parliamentary sessions, as Beijing boosts representation from the tech hardware sector, delegate lists show. Nearly 3,000 members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) will gather in Beijing on Sunday for its first meeting since Xi Jinping secured a norm-breaking third leadership term at a congress of the ruling Communist Party last October. The makeup of the nation’s top legislative body, mostly local government officials but also represen…

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