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Face of Chinese IT industry doesn't please everyone at German trade show

Alibaba's Jack Ma booked his first booth at Cebit 14 years ago. From that humble beginning, China's marketplace is now the star of the show

  • A protestor disguised as a computer at the entrance to Cebit 2015 displays an error message: "In China, freedom of speech is not available."

  • At the entrance to Cebit on Monday, campaigners protested censorship and human rights abuses in China, which is this year's guest of honor at the show.

  • Alibaba Founder Jack Ma stares into the front camera of his phone to authorize a payment using Alipay at the opening ceremony of Cebit 2015.

  • Using a hot-wire cutting tool with coaxial cooling, the robots shape high-density foam cubes according to the designers wishes.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) flanked by Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai (left) and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma (right) at the opening ceremony of Cebit 2015

  • On its stand in the Chinese pavilion at Cebit, TCL is showing what it claims is the world's first 110-inch curved 4K TV.

  • China's monster stand in the center of Hall 6 encompasses everything from mobile phones to server racks.

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