China's leading battery manufacturer CATL is continuing to increase its reserves of lithium mine resources.
One of Tencent's investment affiliates recently took a stake in ShenZhen Tenways Technovation Limited, a manufacturer of electric bicycles. The registered capital of the company increased 38.8%.
European enterprises are increasing their investment in China one after another. In the field of automobile manufacturing, the increasing pace of foreign investment is more apparent.
As of October 12, a subsidiary of Chinese multinational entertainment company Huayi Brothers Media Corp. held 20% of shares in Metaverse Culture and Entertainment Management (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., and James Wang, one of Huayi Brothers' founders, was serving as its director.
BYD, China Fortune-Tech Capital and other entities have recently invested in Advancechip, a digital signal processor (DSP) maker. Advancechip is the second DSP maker BYD has invested in so far this year.
In 2019, Huawei set up Shenzhen Hubble Technology Investment Partnership, an investment company which, to date, has invested in seven semiconductor companies that have gone on to be publicly listed.
ByteDance's healthcare business is stepping into an accelerated period of resource integration, and a huge healthcare ecosystem is slowly forming.
Recently, a little-known small company in Nanning, Guangxi Province, has received some attention due to its claim to be wholly-owned by BYD. According to public information, BYD has made frequent investments in the city throughout the year.
On September 25, Auto Custom, a modified car startup based in Tianjin, released its first self-designed small sports car model SC01. Smartphone maker Xiaomi has invested tens of millions of yuan in the company.
Tencent has made six major moves within the medical field this year, investing in several medical device enterprises.
Yuyue Medical, a Chinese medical device manufacturer, announced on September 19 that internet giant Tencent plans to invest 291 million yuan ($41.5 million) in its subsidiary, Xunjie Medical.
The electric vehicle battery subsidiary of Shenzhen-based Sunwoda will jointly invest about 12 billion yuan ($1.71 billion) alongside three other parties to build a 30GWh battery production base, according to an announcement on September 15.
Tencent has invested in education startups in Nigeria, Austria and other overseas markets this year after Chinese authorities introduced tight restrictions on tutoring services in the country.
Meituan, a Beijing-based e-commerce platform that provides local life services, is now quietly laying out operations involving power batteries for the upstream new energy vehicle industry.
After Tencent clarified rumors that it will sell all or most of its shares in Meituan, there are now market reports that the Shenzhen-based tech giant plans to reduce its stock investments in listed companies by 100 billion yuan ($14.49 billion) this year.
Several top lidar enterprises including RoboSense and Hesai Technology have recently invested in Vertilite, a laser chip manufacturer based in China.
On July 22, Ecarx, an auto startup co-founded by Eric Li, founder of China’s private automaker Geely, announced that it had formed an alliance with Luminar, a Florida-based lidar company.
On July 18, Yinglefei Semiconductor (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. changed its business registration information and added several new shareholders, including Hubei Xiaomi Changjiang Industrial Investment Fund Partnership.
Beijing-based tech giant and TikTok owner ByteDance has recently ventured into the life sciences sector. Last October, the firm invested in biotech startup Shuimu BioSciences.
Tencent started the application process for the "New Cornerstone Investigator Program" from July 1 to September 30, 2022.