With the recent easing of stringent COVID-19 control policies across China and increased support for struggling enterprises, many domestic automakers have sped up the resumption of production and kickstarted fresh marketing campaigns in pursuit of their sales targets.
Nieng Yan, a Chinese structural biologist and dean of the Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research and Translation, stated in a December 18 Weibo post that family is one of the main reasons behind her recent return to China, also discussing her parents' experience of being infected by COVID-19.
Alibaba's cloud computing unit suffered a system shutdown on December 19 that caused services to be interrupted for more than 12 hours. The anomaly was triggered by the failure of refrigeration equipment at a data center site operated by PCCW.
In the two weeks since Chinese authorities announced a major easing of COVID-19 control measures, a decrease in both supply and demand for urban vehicular transportation has caused order volumes on several leading domestic ride-hailing platforms to fall sharply.
Pete Lau, CEO of Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus, announced on December 19 that a launch event for the OnePlus 11 5G flagship smartphone will be held in New Delhi, India on February 7, 2023.
Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO, which set up a subsidiary insurance brokerage firm at the beginning of this year, has recently acquired another insurance company that was established eight years ago.
On December 19, WeChat Keyboard, a Chinese input method app created by Tencent's WeChat team, went online in the Apple and Android App Stores, and ranked first in the free download list of tool-related apps.
Yi Lianhong, the new provincial communist party secretary of Zhejiang, home province of Alibaba, visited the e-commerce giant’s campus on December 18 to learn more about its development process, business sectors, innovation achievements and development plans.
Terence Tao, an Australian-American mathematician of Chinese ethnicity, Fields Medal winner and professor of mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, announced in September that he had overturned the "periodic tiling conjecture" and published a paper in November.
Spy photos of the first vehicle model created by a trio of Chinese companies, including automaker Chery, tech giant Huawei and battery maker CATL, have surfaced on the internet.
China's State Administration for Market Regulation announced on December 16 that Mercedes-Benz (China) Automobile Sales and Beijing Benz Automobile have initiated a recall involving a total of 76,357 vehicles.
ByteDance-owned Douyin Group has adjusted its organizational structure, naming Han Shangyou, the current vice president of Douyin, as the platform's new head, managing several business lines.
Promoters of the upcoming Chinese science-fiction movie "The Wandering Earth 2" released two trailers on domestic social media platform Weibo on December 19. The posts were evidently "sent from a OnePlus 11 Earth Engine Edition," in which "Earth Engine" is a key element in the Wandering Earth.
Denza, a joint venture between Chinese automaker BYD and Germany's Daimler AG, on December 16 reached a strategic partnership with the carbon neutrality laboratory under the Tencent Sustainable Social Value (SSV) unit.
To cap off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Argentina defeated reigning champion France 7-5 (4-2 on penalties) to win the coveted title for the first time in 36 years. Nearly as excited as Argentinian fans were many Chinese sponsors, including NetEase Media, a subsidiary of Chinese internet company NetEase, and others.
At the ninth anniversary of Chinese electronics firm OnePlus on December 17, company founder Pete Lau announced that they are now positioned as a performance-focused brand under OPPO. Additionally, OPPO will invest 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in OnePlus throughout the next three years.
Several Xiaomi employees recently wrote on Chinese career and social networking platform Maimai that during a product launch conference on December 11, roughly 6,000 employees received notices of being laid off.
Jackson He, the senior vice president of Baidu and general manager of the firm's Mobile Ecological Business Group, on December 17 participated in the China pavilion for the second phase of the COP15 to share the firm's innovative exploration and achievements in ecological protection.
Gotion Hi-Tech, a leading Chinese battery firm, signed an agreement on December 15 with Nuovo Plus, an energy solutions company under the Petroleum Authority of Thailand, involving the establishment of a joint venture called NV Gotion Co., Ltd.
Between 5:40 pm and 6:00 pm on December 15, Beijing time, many locals in Jinhua, China's Zhejiang Province posted online that they had witnessed a mysterious bright "fireball" flashing through the sky, and that meteorite parts were suspected to have fallen to the ground.