Interest in blockchain in China has exploded over the past four years, fuelled by government support policies encouraging investment into strategically important technologies. This has led to impressive figures on patent registrations and startups launched, but the challenge of increasing the quality of blockchain research and implementations remains. This report maps the status of the blockchain industry in China.
This report maps the status of the industry in the latter-half of 2020, exploring the impact of three years of strong central government support for the technology and the impact of broader trends such as the US-China trade-war. While there is undoubtedly significant hype around artificial intelligence in China, areas such as machine learning and computer vision continue to be the focus of investment and research as China develops the capabilities for a self-sufficient AI industry.