In the first half of this year, Chinese markets will see a wave of full-screen mobile phones with the notch design. Major Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, including Huawei, OPPO and Vivo have all shifted from last year’s 18:9 full-screen phones to this year’s full-screen mobile phones with notch, and ultimately to real full-screen mobile phones.
On March 14, video website iQIYI, which previously announced its U.S.-based listing, set terms for its listing on Nasdaq by the end of March with the ticker symbol “IQ”.
Although there is controversy over encrypted digital currency, research and development of blockchain technology is fiercely competitive. Blockchain has become an emerging technology valued in China and abroad, and its standardization process is advancing.
Xiaomi held 12 conferences last year and released 10 mobile phones, each accompanied by heated discussion.
In April 2017, we wrote a post about mic-shouting in which mentioned Kuaishou, a video app where this singing/rapping style initially flourished. The writing experience taught us two things: we were incapable of appreciating mic-shouting as an art form, and we were trapped, deeply yet subconsciously, in a prejudice bubble. Eleven months later, Yan and I still have Kuaishou…
Huawei’s new flagship P20 (code-named Emily or EML-L29) has appeared on the Geekbench website ten days in advance of its press release conference.
Chinese mobile payments have made new moves in going abroad. On March 15, Ant Financial’s Alipay platform entered the markets in Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Burma to serve Chinese tourists.
At Tencent AI Lab’s second academic forum on March 15, Tencent AI Lab announced a strategic cooperation with Springer Nature’s Nature Research. The partnership will promote the interdisciplinary research of AI in the medical care field and the integration of AI in learning and research.
On the morning of March 9, a press conference was held at the first session of China’s 13th National People’s Congress (NPC). Xiaochuan Zhou, the governor of the People’s Bank of China, answered questions about Bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICO).
On March 12, Huawei off-shoot Honor released the 7C mobile phone priced at 899 yuan ($143), equipped with dual-cameras. Ming Zhao, president of the Huawei Honor Brand, announced Honor’s most recent achievements at a press conference.