Google Map Back to China
Jan 16th, Google Map is back to China. http://www.google.cn/maps/ and http://ditu.google.cn are both available while Google Map APP remains blocked. Google exited Chinese market due to disputes with the authorities and were blocked in China since 8 years ago.
Apple iCloud in China to be Transferred to Local Company
According to Apple, from February 28th, iCloud service for mainland China will be operated by Guizhou Cloud Big Data, a Chinese state-owned company.
TouTiao.com Recruiting Censors
Self-media Toutiao.com is recruiting censorship editors. The job requires applicants to be able to censor around 1,000 pieces of content per day for lay compliance, and Communist Party Members are preferred.
65% Steam User from China
According to data released by Steam, active simplified Chinese user is around 65% of all. This mainly due to the huge player population of Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds from mainland China.
China’s x86 Processor Released
Dec 28th, Chinese CPU manufacturer Sakway released its new generation of x86 processor, KX-5000 and a series of solutions based on its high-end general purpose CPU. This is China’s first SOC design CPU and the first to support dual channel DDR4.
15 Unicorns are From China in 2017
Dec 25th, when a new company is estimated to worth over USD 1 billion, it is called a Unicorn. There are 18 new Unicorns in 2017 in Asia and 15 of who is from China.
Q3 Online Payment Over 500 Trillion
According the data released by the People’s Bank of China, in the third Quarter of 2017, Banks in China handled 38.135 billion online payment transactions with a value of RMB523.47 trillion. Among the total RMB439.89 trillion was made on desktop and RMB49.26 trillion on mobile decives.
Nikon decided to terminate the operation of Nikon Imaging (China) Co., Ltd. on Oct 30th, which was established in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province in 2002 and involved in manufactering of digital camera and components.
BitCoin China is to stop cash withdraw service from 12:00 Oct 30th. Presently BitCoin China has closed all trading functions. BitCoin China is one of the 3 Bit Coin trading platforms, the other 2 being Huobi and OKCoin, which are to stop will digital asset cash conversion on Oct 31st.
Tesla confirmed that in order to better serve Chinese market, it is discussing the possibilities of setting up local factory with Shanghai Municipal Government.