With over 305 million online gamers in the People’s Republic of China, it’s easy to see why western gaming developers are so eager to enter the market. Gaming giants like Supercell (makes of hit Clash of Clans) are getting swooped up by Chinese tech giants such as Tencent to aid in entry and flourishing in the world’s biggest gaming market. And the effort has been paying off: League of Legends (developer Riot Games also acquired by Tencent) and others can be seen in the hands of many subway riders in the major cities.

Meanwhile, Chinese game-makers and other tech verticals are shedding the stigma of poor-quality tech. From behemoths like Huawei to startups like Kika Tech with over 275 million overseas downloads and even independent developers, consumers abroad are embracing Chinese products like never before. And these accomplishments are not going unnoticed.

Embracing high-quality games, apps, and hardware is not just happening among users. The app stores are recognizing quality as they see it, no matter the size of the developer. Carl Wang Chun, the former lead designer for several Glu Mobile and Kingsoft (owner of Cheetah Mobile) games, is one such developer who has recently left Big Gaming to start his own company, Cyberlodge Interactive.

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Junse Lee

Junse lives in the future. She is interested in new rules and ethics technology will bring into people's lives.