On September 15, Qualcomm China announced that the company has signed a non-binding Strategic Cooperation MoU with Baidu. The two entities will jointly develop extended reality (XR) technology and its application in tourism, education, and other industries, according to Qualcomm’s statement. In 2021, Baidu launched its XiRang platform to support the development of the metaverse. Through the partnership with Qualcomm, Baidu is aiming to enhance the metaverse user experience by integrating Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Spaces™ XR developer platform and its cutting-edge XR technologies into the XiRang platform, the statement said. [Qualcomm statement, in Chinese]