From this release of Made in China, you will learn about the unsuccessful exit of the final "Game of Thrones"; the timing of the launch of 5G and the mass rejection of "iPhones".
Showing the finale of "Game of Thrones" fell at the last moment
The release of the final series of "Game of Thrones" was one of the most high-profile events of this week, but not everyone could enjoy the long-awaited final. Chinese company Tencent Video, which owns exclusive rights to show "Game of Thrones", unexpectedly postponed the broadcast of the series. This was announced on Monday on the site, where the show was to be held, which caused a flurry of indignation among fans.
Initially, the broadcast was to begin at 9 am Beijing time, but an hour before that, in the official accounts of Tencent Video in the social network Weibo, a message appeared that the show will be postponed.
"Dear users, we regret to inform you that the sixth episode of the eighth season of "Game of Thrones" will not be released online at the appointed time due to problems with the transmission of information," — said in a statement.
Many viewers began to demand reimbursement for subscribing to the online service — users pay about $2.1 per month or about $27 per year to watch such shows. Employees of the channel said that the reason for the delay in the broadcast was the tense relations between China and the United States.
According to Tencent, the first episode of the final eighth season of "Game of Thrones" collected more than 20 million online views on the first day in China. The entire series has been in China censored, it was cut a bed and bloody scenes.
ZTE talked about the timing of the launch of 5G in China
According to China Daily, on October 1 this year, the commercialization of the fifth-generation networks will begin throughout China. Huawei, ZTE, and Ericsson will provide base stations on the territory of the mainland. The announced dates were confirmed at the conference on 5G held in Hong Kong by Michael Wen Wenhao, Deputy Director-General of the 5g industrial product direction in ZTE.
A few days later, ZTE officially responded to the statement of its employee. The company claims that there was a slight misunderstanding. In fact, they are not prepared to disclose any timeline for the start of 5G commercialization in China. At the same time, the Deputy General Director of the industrial 5G-products direction in the company did not refute the words.
Lu Qianhao of ZTE noted that with the advent of 5G by 2021, users will use an average of about 200 GB of mobile Internet traffic per month. Another representative of the company said that the development of fifth-generation networks in China will be the fastest, and smartphones with 5G support this year will take 2% of the market.
Chinese are ashamed to use iPhone
The relationship between the US and China continues to heat up. In response to sanctions against Huawei, residents of China are urged to boycott Apple smartphones. The South China Morning Post said that Huawei will suffer from the trade war in the short term, as the consequences for Apple may be much more serious and long-term.
At the moment, many influential Chinese personalities have announced the abandonment of the iPhone in favor of Huawei devices. Some believe that owning "Apple" smartphones in such a situation is a shame.
"It's pretty embarrassing to get an iPhone out of your pocket now when all of the company's executives are using Huawei," said Sam Lee of the state-owned telecommunications company in Beijing.
"Switching to Huawei! I hate these hypocrites," the founder of a Chinese startup in the field of e-Commerce under the news in WeChat Could not restrain himself in his statements.
"The era of 5G has come. Huawei has much more advanced technologies than Apple," writes anonymous.
But there are funny situations. For example, Lijian Zhao, Deputy head of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, tweeted a post in support of Huawei, which was sent from the iPhone:
According to analysts, the nationalist sentiments of the Chinese can play into the hands of Huawei and strike a strong blow to Apple sales in China. Senior Research Manager at IDC Asia Pacific Kiranjit Kaur believes that the love of Chinese users for Huawei can only increase due to bans from the United States.
However, Brian MA, Vice President of customer device research at IDC Asia Pacific, is sure that Apple is still a luxury brand, which is why many people want to use the technology of this company for the sake of status.