In 2017, China’s research funding was the second largest in the world, the number of Chinese researchers was the highest, and the number of patent applications in China ranked first in the world for seven consecutive years.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve Gala was surprising as Chinese AI made an spectacular debut for 40 seconds.
JD Group announced that it has raised $2.5 billion by selling stake in JD Logistics. After the transaction completes, JD Group will hold 81.4 percent of JD Logistics equity.
More and more foreign figures send greetings to the Chinese people for the Spring Festival.
Robin Li appeared on the cover of Time (Asia Edition). And the magazine cover photo was quickly spread in WeChat Moments on the early morning of January 19. This moment motivated Baidu, as this is the first time that a Chinese Internet entrepreneur has appeared on the cover of Time.
On December 29 last year, Hu Houkun, then Huawei rotating CEO, delivered a New Year’s message entitled On the company’s 30th Anniversary: Build an Interconnected Smart World.
The Nansha District Government Affairs Service Center in Guangzhou introduced “WeChat Police Certified” face recognition technology and issued China’s first WeChat ID card on December 26.
After operating a car-hailing service in Nanjing for 10 months, Meituan expanded its service to include Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen on December 28.
After 16 months in development, OPPO’s first super flagship store opened on Huaihaizhong Road in Shanghai beside brand stores such as Zara and Urban Revivo. The flagship covers nearly 500 square meters, more than half of which is a recreational area.
XPENG has finished its A+ round financing and plans to announce B round financing in early 2018, XPENG Motors Chairman He Xiaopeng said in a Weibo post on December 15. Investment in this round of financing came from Xiaomi, Foxconn and IDG.