The 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) opened its doors in Shanghai on September 17. The three-day conference welcomed speakers such as Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Tencent’s Pony Ma, and Xiaomi’s Lei Jun on its opening day.
At a forum for intelligent transportation and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Audi China received a Level 4 autonomous driving road test license in the city of Wuxi on Sept. 14. The test will take place at an autonomous vehicle testing facility in the Chinese city the same day.
OnePlus officially unveiled their next big project after the soon-to-be-released OnePlus 6T on Sept. 17. The smartphone manufacturer will be entering the television industry with the introduction of the smart OnePlus TV.
Intel and Nanjing University announced the joint establishment of an Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) at Nanjing University on Sept. 12. The new artificial intelligence (AI) research center will focus on deepening cooperation in the areas of AI research and AI talent cultivation.
The third annual Facebook Overseas Marketing Summit was held in Shanghai on Sept. 12. At the event with the theme “created by you, loved by the world”, Facebook jointly released with KPMG a list of top 50 Chinese brands ranked by global influence.
Apple’s annual September launch took place on Sept. 12 this year in California where the much anticipated upgrades to the iPhone X and Apple Watch were announced. With iPhones now priced in the 10,000 yuan range, what are the reactions of Chinese consumers and mobile manufacturers?
Honor released two new budget smartphones in its popular X series at a product launch in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an on Sept. 5. The popular brand under Huawei released the new Honor 8X and 8X Max equipped with amazing features, priced all below $300.
Huawei announced on September 1 that the new Huawei Mate 20 smartphone will be equipped with the newly released Kirin 980 chipset. The newest addition to the Mate family will be released on October 16 in London.
News of Liu Qiangdong’s arrest broke out over the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. city of Minneapolis. Liu, chairman and CEO of the Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc., was briefly arrested for alleged criminal sexual misconduct and has since been released from custody.
Meituan Hotels has overtaken Ctrip to rank first in China on the fronts of order volume and nights booked in Q2 2018, according to a report released on August 30 by Trustdata, a mobile internet data monitoring company.
After going public in July, the e-commerce giant Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD) released its first quarterly report on Aug. 30, showing some big gains and even bigger losses.
Bin Lin, co-founder and president at Xiaomi, posted a rendered photo through Weibo of the upcoming Mi Mix 3 smartphone on Aug. 30. Both the launch and sales of the new phone were announced to begin in October.
So far in 2018, Tencent’s stock price has continued to tumble from analysts’ price targets. Today, it sits at $430B, a far cry from its $570B market cap in January, and having done far worse than the market. Some commentators blame the decline on Tencent’s Q2 results, which showed a 2 percent drop in earnings…
Bike-sharing giant ofo has finally agreed to be bought out by Didi-Chuxing according to Chinese media. The deal is said to be worth $2 billion and that all other co-founders, except for CEO Dai Wei, will be leaving the company, according to the report.
A number of blockchain news and media accounts on WeChat became inaccessible on the evening of August 21. The Tencent WeChat team released a statement next day saying that the accounts have been permanently banned and their content removed due to a violation of government provisions.