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Monday, October 29, 2018

CACM Special Region Edition on China

Just reading this special section in the CACM on China. .  Very good, 50 page+ survey of advanced IT and related tech in many domains from and in China.  AI, Consumers, Tech, Retail, Fintech, Automotive, Games and more.  You may have to sign up for some portions of this report.

Welcome to the China Region Special Section
By Wenguang Chen, Xiang-Yang Li 

Communications of the ACM, November 2018, Vol. 61 No. 11, Page 38  10.1145/3239532

Wenguang Chen and Xiang-Yang Li, China Regional Special Section Co-Organizers

China's unique language, culture, governance practices, and research funding systems have had great impact on its Internet industry and technology development. For example, people in China seem less sensitive about privacy, which may be an important factor in the fast acceptance of mobile payment systems; combining that with the huge population of China could motivate many exciting technology innovations.

Some have speculated the Chinese government's strict supervision of Internet content and exclusion of some multinational competitors are important factors in the development of China's Internet industry, but it is difficult to assess the validity of such conjecture. In some non-content-based areas, such as e-commerce, the sharing economy, and Internet travel agencies, Chinese Internet companies have matched, and even surpassed, their international competitors.

For this special section, we invited contributors from a wide range of academic and industry communities spanning the Chinese mainland, Macau, and Hong Kong. We brainstormed article topics in a workshop in Beijing in March 2018. The response was terrific, and the resulting collection of articles, while far from comprehensive, offers an excellent snapshot of the most exciting computing trends and activities in the China region.

We are pleased to present the China Region special section, which includes  .... " 

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