China Tech Newsletter – Feb.19, 2016

Apple Pay had had some 38 million Chinese bank cards added 12 hours after its launch in mainland China yesterday, two unnamed employees at China UnionPay, the local bank card association Apple Pay’s partnering with, told Qdaily.

Another report by says, citing an anonymous source, the number is “way higher than” 30 million.

China Unicom had had 49.4 million 4G users as of January 2016. Total subscribers reached 257 million. (via Sina Tech)

Xiaomi plans to use its in-house designed chips in lower-end smartphones in the second half of this year. — Reuters

Visual China Group, a leading image licensing company, plans to invest up to US$100 million into Getty Images, according to a statement today.

The company acquired Bill Gates’ Corbis Images last month.


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