There's free WiFi in the lobby, but WiFi connectivity in the Sheraton Hotel’s conference area is from China Mobile. This costs 100 Yuan per day. What's worse, it worked well for the first 30 minutes or so, but then became extremely unreliable — slow to the point of timeouts, which precludes creating posts through the normal Typepad interface. So this is composed in Blogjet and will be uploaded later via the hotel’s in-room wired access.
The first day of the US & EU conferences are 100% panels — no presentations. The Asia Connect conference is more presentations and less Q&A. This is partly to deal with language issues, but mostly it’s cultural. It’s harder to get tough questions, or any questions at all, from Asian audiences. They are too polite.