Meizu, which was acquired by Geely, has made new moves in the automotive field. According to Tianyancha, a commercial information inquiry platform, Meizu recently applied for the registration of two trademarks for "Wujie Automobile".
WeChat, a social media platform owned by Tencent, released on January 19 it's consumption data for the Spring Festival holiday. In the face of a gradual increase in consumption enthusiasm, the offline payment transaction volume of users using WeChat increased by 23%.
XPeng, a Chinese smart electric vehicle company, on January 30 announced that Wang Fengying has been appointed as the new president of the company. Wang previously worked at Great Wall Motor for over 30 years.
Installation of equipment at a station for China's first commercial spacecraft launch site started on January 29 in Wenchang, a city in China's southern island province of Hainan. The site is scheduled to complete work by the end of this year.
According to a video circulating across Chinese social media on January 29, an L9, Li Auto's newest SUV, appeared to spontaneously ignite on a roadside in the city of Jinan, Shandong Province. The fire, which was very fierce, fortunately did not result in any casualties.
Leading Chinese battery firm CATL announced on January 15 that its subsidiary, Brunp, plans to invest 23.8 billion yuan ($3.52 billion) in Foshan, Guangdong Province to build an integrated new material industry production base.
According to a plan issued by the Shanghai Municipal Government on January 29, individual consumers will be given a financial subsidy of 10,000 yuan ($1,473) per vehicle when they purchase a pure electric vehicle before the end of June this year.
As the 2023 Spring Festival wound down, China's first domestically-made large jetliner C919 took its first flight on January 28 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Nanchang Changbei International Airport in Jiangxi Province.
On January 27, Counterpoint Research, a global research firm, released its sales report for China's smartphone market in 2022. The country's smartphone sales declined 14% year-on-year in the previous year and reached their lowest level in a decade.
With more than 200 million monthly active users, Xiaohongshu, a Chinese lifestyle-based social media platform, has integrated Conflux Network as a permissionless blockchain within the app.
A report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on January 15 showed that, based on optional nucleic acid testing data, positive cases across the country have showed a clear trend of increasing then decreasing since December 9 of last year.
On January 28, the first official working day following China's Spring Festival period, He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of electric vehicle firm XPeng, issued an internal letter to all employees in which he briefly reviewed the previous year and put forward new plans for 2023.
According to Dengta, a Chinese movie data platform, the total box office proceeds from movies debuting during this year's Spring Festival holiday reached 6.734 billion yuan ($992 million), ranking second in Chinese film history and exceeding the 6.039 billion yuan recorded in 2022.
Li Xiang, the CEO of Chinese electric vehicle maker Li Auto, released a letter to all employees on January 28, mentioning that the company expects to become the global leader in the artificial intelligence industry in 2030.
On January 28, Gan Jiayue, the CEO of Chinese automaker Geely, set the general tone for the development of the company in 2023, emphasizing "speed, pushing limits and unlimited imagination."
Chinese users from all over the country can now access online supermarket shopping services on ByteDance's short video app Douyin.
Full Truck Alliance, a Chinese digital freight platform, issued a statement on January 25 in response to a report by short seller firm J Capital Research, firmly denying allegations that it has overstated or falsified any operating or financial data.
Alibaba denied a rumor that it is planning to build global headquarters in Singapore, adding that the firm had participated in the construction of a joint facility in 2019 to provide office space for various Southeast Asian business units under Lazada and other subsidiaries.
Before "The Wandering Earth 2" film officially debuts during China's upcoming Spring Festival holiday, a special watching event was held in Beijing on January 18. So far, the film's pre-sale box office proceeds have exceeded 100 million yuan ($14.75 million).
US-based video game developer Blizzard on January 20 released competition rules for this year's Hearthstone tournament, showing that players in mainland China will not be able to participate.