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.
A consumer in China's southern city of Shenzhen recently purchased octopus at Sam's Club, a US chain of membership-only retail warehouse stores owned by Walmart, only to find that there was a highly venemous blue-ringed octopus in the container.
A Chinese web user verified to be a fresh master's graduate from the elite Tsinghua University complained online recently that the monthly salary for a back-end development engineer at ByteDance was as low as 20,000 yuan ($2,947) per month.
Anta Sports, a prominent Chinese athletic wear company, announced on January 18 its largest personnel adjustment since listing publicly 16 years ago.
On January 18, an app that has been described as the first Chinese state-backed transportation platform reportedly got support from the country's Ministry of Transport. However, authorities declared that they had no relationship with the app.
Su Hua, Chairman of Chinese short video streaming platform Kuaishou, reduced his holdings of 54,713,783 Class B company shares on January 18. Kuaishou responded that the proceeds will be used for charitable donations, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure investment.
A final list of drugs to be included in China's public health insurance scheme was released on January 18. A total of 111 drugs had been added to the catalogue, and that three drugs had been dropped.
US tech giant Microsoft would lay off 10,000 workers by the end of this year's third quarter, accounting for just under 5% of its total employee count. The firm's China division reportedly will be involved, but the layoff ratio is lower than 5%.
A game license agreement between Blizzard and NetEase will expire on January 23, and Blizzard has decided not to renew it. Blizzard China latest announcement invited widespread criticism from Chinese web users.
Junshi Biosciences, a Chinese biopharmaceutical company, announced on January 18 that the country's medical products authorities had accepted a new drug application for Deuremidevir Hydrobromide Tablets (project code: JT001/VV116) for the treatment of COVID-19.
On January 18, Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng held its annual meeting. He Xiaopeng, the firm's chairman, reviewed his five-year entrepreneurial journey from 2018 to 2022, reflected on the firm's performance in 2022, and shared its main plan for 2023.
Chinese short video platform and TikTok rival Kuaishou announced on January 17 that Chen Dingjia will resign as chief technology officer, as he plans to devote more time to his family and personal affairs.
Faraday Future, a California-based smart electric mobility firm, on January 18 announced that it has reached a non-binding cooperative framework agreement with the city of Huanggang in China's Hubei Province, intended to promote its US-China dual-home market strategy.
China's Spring Festival holiday is approaching, and domestic express delivery companies such as SF Express, STO Express, Yunda Express, YTO Express and Cainiao have announced that they will continue to provide services from January 20 to January 25.
News emerged recently that Tesla's production of 4680 large cylindrical batteries has achieved a major breakthrough, and that costs have dropped by 54%. However, many staff members of Tesla's China division stated, "At present, there is no related news."
Two months after the announcement of a game license termination between NetEase and Blizzard, both parties confirmed that negotiations had failed and they would not renew their contracts.
Chinese battery giant CATL announced an organizational restructuring last week, under which some decision-making power will be concentrated in the headquarters to improve efficiency.
Chinese local services giant Meituan on January 16 unveiled data regarding its drone delivery business, following two years of normal trial operations. By the end of 2022, the cumulative orders of Meituan's delivery drones had exceeded 120,000.
With the continuous opening of the Chinese market, investment from global sources is increasing, and demand for translation, especially AI-based machine translation, is also rising. In response to the mass translation needs of enterprises, NiuTrans launched an enterprise cloud service in 2022.