Ex-Chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup Transferred to Procuratorial Authorities
Zhao Weiguo, the former chairman of the Chinese semiconductor company Tsinghua Unigroup, was transferred to the procuratorate for investigation and prosecution on suspicion of duty-related crimes, China's top supervision watchdog reported on March 20.
Baidu’s Ernie Bot-Integrated Cloud Service to Launch on March 27
Baidu, a Chinese technology company that recently launched its ChatGPT-like platform called Ernie Bot, is preparing to introduce a cloud service on March 27 that will integrate the large language model (LLM) and generative AI product.
ByteDance’s Douyin Launches Video App Qingtao
Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok owned by ByteDance, quietly launched an application called "Qingtao." It is a video platform for young people with a focus on interest and knowledge sharing.
Tencent, NetEase Games Approved for Launch in China
China released the approval information of imported online games in 2023 on March 20, and a total of 27 games were approved. NetEase's "Audition: Everybody Party" and Bilibili's "Pretty Derby," and Tencent's "Merge Mansion" are all on this list.
Baidu’s Apollo Go Launches Fully Unmanned Automatic Driving Travel Service in Beijing
On March 17th, Baidu's Apollo Go was allowed to carry out a demonstration of its unmanned automated driving service in Beijing. This is the first time in the world that unmanned motor vehicles have been implemented in a capital city. So far, Apollo Go has started unmanned automated driving travel services in Beijing, Wuhan and Chongqing.
Chinese E-commerce Accounts Take Top Three Shopping Spots in Spain
n March 20th, data.ai, a well-known third-party data provider, published the download list of Spanish e-commerce apps, and those from China occupied the top three spots. Among them, Miravia and AliExpress, Alibaba's two major overseas businesses, are first and third respectively.
Nanjing University Overturns American Research on Room Temperature Superconductivity
On March 15th, Haihu Wen's team submitted a 16-page research paper authored by nine different experts on the preprinted website arXiv, which denied Dias's research conclusion. The paper concludes: "Our experiments clearly show that there is no superconductivity in lutetium nitrogen hydrogen material LuH2 xNy from ambient pressure to 6.3 GPa and temperature as low as 10K (about-263 degrees Celsius)."
PG Verse Receives Millions of Dollars in Pre-A Round Financing
PG Verse announced the completion of a Pre-A round financing worth several millions of dollars. This round of financing was funded by New Access Capital, BlueRun Ventures and Youshan Capital. The funds are aimed at bolstering the company's Metaverse ambitions and its underlying technology, including the integration of "R&D + Algorithm + Computing Power" such as spatial computing, AIGC and 3D cloud services, and accelerate the process of commercial applications.
Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Discusses US Sanctions, Chips, and AI
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, delivered a speech at a recent symposium where he addressed several issues, including chip supply, ChatGPT, the company's future direction for research and development, and its employee selection systems.