Greater China TQ Wrap for February 2015

Baidu Big Data Interactive Source: Baidu

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MIC says over 40% Industrial Robot Patents are Used for Mechanical Engineering Sector and Over 30% for Control Field

Insurance maker Ping An has launched free wifi, showing that not only telcos and retailers are in the connectivity game. Is everyone a tech company now?

Baidu release a fascinating interactive map of travellers during the new year holiday season. It shows good ideas for digital engagement and the use of big data. Also shows the magnitude of transportation industry.

Reuters said China has dropped several leading tech companies from its supplier lists.

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released the 35th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China. Some findings include, 649 million are online with an Internet penetration rate of 47.9%. Mobile apps for travel reservation beat other mobile apps with the annual user growth rate of 194.6% while 9 in 10 use instant messaging. And 34% have a tablet.

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China released statistics on invention patents. It said it "received 928,000 invention patent applications, with a year-on-year growth of 12.5%. Among them, 801,000 were from domestic, accounting for 86.3%."

Xinhua reported that the domestically developed navigational system Beidou will be built on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau . This extends the reach of the system as part of a national rollout 2018 plan, and reduces reliance on overseas developed systems like GPS.

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