TechNode has been organizing the annual “China Bang Awards” since 2011. Over the past few years, TechNode has witnessed a large number of emerging startups grow into unicorns. For the upcoming ChinaBang Awards 2018, TechNode has started a special report to review the history of China Bang Awardees.

In 2017, a message from the art world sent a shockwave in the internet world: V&A, the world’s largest museum of art and design, listed WeChat as a permanent collection of exhibit 76, which consists of a mobile phone, a tablet, and three hand drawings.

V&A explained why this world-class museum wants to collect WeChat: the social app had a significant impact on Chinese culture and the daily lives of Chinese.

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