As the 2023 Spring Festival wound down, China's first domestically-made large jetliner C919 took its first flight on January 28 from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to Nanchang Changbei International Airport in Jiangxi Province.
A report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on January 15 showed that, based on optional nucleic acid testing data, positive cases across the country have showed a clear trend of increasing then decreasing since December 9 of last year.
According to Dengta, a Chinese movie data platform, the total box office proceeds from movies debuting during this year's Spring Festival holiday reached 6.734 billion yuan ($992 million), ranking second in Chinese film history and exceeding the 6.039 billion yuan recorded in 2022.
Chinese users from all over the country can now access online supermarket shopping services on ByteDance's short video app Douyin.
Full Truck Alliance, a Chinese digital freight platform, issued a statement on January 25 in response to a report by short seller firm J Capital Research, firmly denying allegations that it has overstated or falsified any operating or financial data.
Alibaba denied a rumor that it is planning to build global headquarters in Singapore, adding that the firm had participated in the construction of a joint facility in 2019 to provide office space for various Southeast Asian business units under Lazada and other subsidiaries.
The C919's commencement of passenger flights this spring may represent a first step in becoming the world's third powerhouse aircraft model.
Before "The Wandering Earth 2" film officially debuts during China's upcoming Spring Festival holiday, a special watching event was held in Beijing on January 18. So far, the film's pre-sale box office proceeds have exceeded 100 million yuan ($14.75 million).
A Chinese web user verified to be a fresh master's graduate from the elite Tsinghua University complained online recently that the monthly salary for a back-end development engineer at ByteDance was as low as 20,000 yuan ($2,947) per month.
TCL Zhonghuan, a leading Chinese photovoltaic silicon wafers firm, announced on January 19 that its subsidiary plans to acquire 100% equity of Xinxin Semiconductor, accepting it as a wholly-owned subsidiary to rapidly expand its silicon wafer production capacity.
On January 18, an app that has been described as the first Chinese state-backed transportation platform reportedly got support from the country's Ministry of Transport. However, authorities declared that they had no relationship with the app.
Su Hua, Chairman of Chinese short video streaming platform Kuaishou, reduced his holdings of 54,713,783 Class B company shares on January 18. Kuaishou responded that the proceeds will be used for charitable donations, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure investment.
A final list of drugs to be included in China's public health insurance scheme was released on January 18. A total of 111 drugs had been added to the catalogue, and that three drugs had been dropped.
Junshi Biosciences, a Chinese biopharmaceutical company, announced on January 18 that the country's medical products authorities had accepted a new drug application for Deuremidevir Hydrobromide Tablets (project code: JT001/VV116) for the treatment of COVID-19.
Chinese short video platform and TikTok rival Kuaishou announced on January 17 that Chen Dingjia will resign as chief technology officer, as he plans to devote more time to his family and personal affairs.
Leading Chinese lidar firm Hesai Technology submitted a prospectus on January 17 in preparation for its listing on the Nasdaq under stock code "HSAI."
China's Spring Festival holiday is approaching, and domestic express delivery companies such as SF Express, STO Express, Yunda Express, YTO Express and Cainiao have announced that they will continue to provide services from January 20 to January 25.
The annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala in China will be broadcast on WeChat Channels, ByteDance's Douyin and Kuaishou, among which Douyin may serve as one of the event sponsors.
Chinese local services giant Meituan on January 16 unveiled data regarding its drone delivery business, following two years of normal trial operations. By the end of 2022, the cumulative orders of Meituan's delivery drones had exceeded 120,000.
With the continuous opening of the Chinese market, investment from global sources is increasing, and demand for translation, especially AI-based machine translation, is also rising. In response to the mass translation needs of enterprises, NiuTrans launched an enterprise cloud service in 2022.