China’s dominant smartphone makers have suffered setbacks from Covid-19 and the US-China trade war. Is 5G the light at the end of the tunnel?
Tim Culpan joins to discuss Xiaomi’s weak performance, the oversupply of ad inventory on the Chinese web, and general takeaways from Q2 earnings season.
China’s Cyberspace Administration has cracked down on mobile browsers for spreading clickbait and misinformation.
Kingsoft has 280 million paying users of its WPS Office, a free alternative to Microsoft’s Office suite in China.
Chinese tech entrepreneurs are heeding the government call during the Two Sessions, suggesting more government inputs into online public services, especially distance education and e-healthcare.
Plus, Xiaomi’s continued success in India, Pinduoduo raising more cash, and Chinese tech giants’ big spring festival hongbao giveaways.
The producers claim it was an “act of public benefit.”
Tencent’s new terms reduce the commission paid to Android stores to 30% of mobile game revenue.
Games have driven transformation in payment, e-commerce, retail, and education.
The company maintains that the move is not a complete pull-back from the China market, but is “a transitional period.”