>> What do you do if your neighbor on the exhibition floor doesn't show up at CES, the biggest tech show in the world? Dance with your robot of course. This space was earmarked for Beijing based bubble lab on the floor plan, but company doesn't appear to have come.
It's not clear why. One tech industry source with ties to China told Reuters that some Chinese companies canceled their plans to attend CES because of heightened tensions between China and the US.>> A Chinese newspaper reported that the number of Chinese companies attending had dropped about 20% from last year's record high.
CES organizers say while fewer Chinese companies signed up, the big ones are growing their floor space. Like Meituan, a hugely popular food delivery app coming to CES for the first time.>>
> The tariffs have a big impact on them, so it's not use to come and get more sales orders.
>> But major smartphone maker
who's company ProEXPO PR organizes an event to promote Chinese startups, say all his clients have come to Vegas. But these companies hurt by US tariffs were skipping the show.>>
>> One Chinese drone maker atop left an empty booth with this man to hand out brochures. Atop says it decided to go to a Hong Kong toy and game expo overlapping with CES instead where it could meet its' European clients.