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China’s technology news in January 2024 spanned an obviously huge range of applications, issues, developments and challenges. These included, for instance: Geely auto-maker’s satellite launch, aiming for space connectivity for car services; a Russia-China quantum technology partnership; China’s bid for global metaverse standards and direction-setting; Huawei’s push for HarmonyOS adoption with key, large-scale partners; and many more.

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Fragmenting internet in China

MERICS: Fragmenting Cyberspace – The future of the internet in China

“The large-scale integration of the aerospace industry and the automotive industry will bring profound changes to commercial application scenarios.” In Geely’s view, Geespace, under Geely Holding Group, is laying out the entire commercial aerospace industry chain and building a low Earth orbit satellite constellation. This will empower the automotive brands under Geely Holding Group to achieve electrification and intelligent transformation. “

Other Chinese car makers are doing similar things. Changan Automobile showcased the prototype of a model equipped with “vehicle satellite communication” earlier this year. Through low Earth orbit satellites, it can achieve global coverage and constant connectivity, with production expected to start as early as next year.

The global satellite internet market size is expected to reach US$4 billion in 2023 and exceed US$17.1 billion by 2028, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 33.7%, according to MarketsandMarkets forecasts. A Chinese researcher Taibo predicts that the Chinese market alone expected to reach a scale of 2.8 trillion yuan by 2025.

Green hydrogen in China

WEF: Green hydrogen in China – A roadmap for progress

China: “The future prospects of the low-altitude economy are vast, potentially reaching trillion-dollar industry scales significantly sooner than that of autonomous vehicles…”

China's cyber ranges

CSET: An examination of China’s cyber ranges

“Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 9006C system-on-chip in the Qingyun L540 laptop was made by [Taiwan’s] TSMC using its 5nm-class process technology and assembled around the third quarter of 2020…”

“But of all the major economic and societal challenges facing China, generative AI fixes none of them and may make a few even worse…”

China data control

MERICS: China’s data management – Putting the Party-state in charge

“With estimates showing the EU’s mining industry is 15 years behind Beijing and a staggering 98% of Europe’s rare earth metals are imported from China, there is a lot of ground for the EU to make up.”

“One possibility for action is the EU’s forthcoming Critical Raw Materials Club for all like-minded countries, which seeks to strengthen the global CRM value chain in cooperation with allies and partners. At present, the Critical Raw Materials Club lacks structure, but it holds potential as a useful trade tool to pool investment into “resource rich” countries in the global value chain.”

Global Cybersecurity 2024

World Economic Forum Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2024

China & processing power: “…one of the factories told the source that he had been responsible for disassembling more than 4000 NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards in December alone.”

Infosys Generative AI Radar Asia-Pacific

Infosys: Generative Artificial Intelligence Radar – Asia-Pacific

PwC 2024 AI Business Predictions

PwC 2024 Artificial Intelligence for Business Predictions

“India’s stock market capitalization has overtaken Hong Kong’s for the first time… while global capital pours out of China….Indian exchanges reached $4.33TN as of Monday’s close vs $4.29TN for Hong Kong…”

TrendMicro Cybersecurity 2024

Critical Scalability: TrendMicro Cybersecurity 2024

‘Rare earth magnet production looks set to advance in the US and Europe in 2024 with market participants outside of China seeking to secure and onshore the supply chain…’

2024 Crypto Market Outlook

Coinbase Institutional: 2024 Crypto Market Outlook

China and RISC-V

Jamestown Foundation: Examining China’s Grand Strategy For RISC-V

Russian senator: “Central Bank is ‘turning a blind eye; to firms that use crypto as a payment tool in international trade” with traders using crypto assets alongside currencies such as Emirati dirham and Chinese yuan…”

Lithium mining in Tibet

Lithium mining in Tibet: Impact on Tibet and Tibetans

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UNODC on organized crime in East and Southeast Asia

UNODC: Transnational organized crime in East and Southeast Asia

Weekly Asia Tech newsletters

In the January 23rd newsletter:
South Korea’s semicon mega-development,
India-Argentina lithium mining,
Singtel adds Starlink for maritime use,
India’s quantum technology moves,
Huawei adds Changan and JD for OS growth,
Google backs Pacific Connect undersea cable…
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