China’s Jiangxi Province Promises to Invest $460 Million in AR/VR

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Aiming to become a hub for AR and VR development, the government of China’s Jiangxi province says it plans to raise funds totalling $460 million to be invested into AR and VR companies. AR Investment VR in China VR Investment china china vr jiangxi nanchang WCVRI 2018

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HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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It’s no secret that China loves VR. That fact became even more apparent earlier this month when the company launched their first Vive-dedicated store and demo center in Shenzhen, China, according to reports by RoadToVR. First official #Vive #Flagship store opens in Shenzhen China!

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HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year.

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HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China

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Earlier this month, HTC quietly opened their first Vive flagship store in Shenzhen, China. The post HTC Quietly Opens Flagship Vive Store in China appeared first on Road to VR.

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences.

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding.

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China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. The Chinese VR ecosystem is very active and it is evolving pretty fast: this summer I have been in China and I met some cool startups that are working on software (e.g. augmented reality virtual reality China

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VR Will Be Huge in China

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Vive Focus’ Western Launch Hinges on Success in China

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Having initially announced that their Vive Focus standalone VR headset would operate as part of Google’s Daydream VR platform in 2017, HTC later scrapped those plans ahead of the headset’s recent launch in China under HTC’s own ‘Wave Vive’ platform.

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Vive Focus Standalone VR Headset Launches in China

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Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. After taking pre-orders starting in December, the Vive Focus launched to the first customers in China this week.

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Vive Focus Hands-on Video Emerges from China

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Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. Now, the China-bound headset runs the company’s own ‘open source’ API Vive Wave and a mobile version of the Viveport store.

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China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock

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The post China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock appeared first on Road to VR. News Standalone VR Headset mi vr standalone oculus go china xiaomi xiaomi mi vr standalone

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Tuesday’s visit included a stop to the Chinese Academy of Science, showcasing China’s scientific and technological achievements since Xi Jinping took power in 2011. But the North Korean leader did express his admiration for China’s accomplishments in a note.

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China. China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W.

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Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

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Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in mind.

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Xiaomi to Bring Oculus Go to China Under Its Own Brand

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Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics giant, officially announced that they’ve partnered with Oculus to not only manufacture Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming $200 standalone VR headset, but also produce a China-only standalone VR headset called Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone.

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Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests

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A city in East China’s Shandong Province is now using VR technology to test the qualifications of its communist party members. The post Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests appeared first on VRScout. News China VR Communist Party of China VR Training

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HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset.

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HTC to Roll Out Hundreds of Official ‘Vive VR Cafes’ in China Next Year

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HTC opened their third officially branded ‘Vive VR Cafe’ last week, this time in Shenzhen, China, the country’s Silicon Valley of hardware. ” (currently China-only).

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Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China

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Razer Chief Executive and co-founder Min-Liang Tan has stated his company’s intent to dominate China’s rapidly growing virtual reality market, with new products built around the OSVR platform, tailored to the region launching next month. VR is very hot in China now.”

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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. Along with these attractions, the facility will also house a VR restaurant, movie theater, recreational areas, a children’s area and China’s first VR rollercoaster.

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China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’

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Southern China isn’t exactly known for its well-managed zoos. Image Credit: Southern Metropolis News / South China News. The post China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’ appeared first on VRScout.

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Giant $1.5 Billion VR Theme Park to Open in China, Promising 35 VR Attractions

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A giant robot looms over the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in China. Occupying one of the poorest provinces in China, the park aims to revitalize the area when it partially opens February next year.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo Could Be Heading to China Soon

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Lenovo Mirage Solo, the Google Daydream standalone VR headset, just passed an important milestone that could mean commercialization in mainland China isn’t far away. If released, this will mark the first time the headset will be officially available in mainland China.

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HTC Brings VR to Hotel Guests in China

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HTC has partnered with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to bring HTC Vive VR systems to select hotels in China. Launched on October 31, IHG is the first international hotel group in China to provide guests with VR amenities, including in-room experiences.

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China's Vivo Unveils Time-of-Flight 3D Sensor That Rivals iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera

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The spirit of Google's Tango augmented reality platform lives on at Vivo, a China-based company that has developed its own 3D sensor for mobile devices.

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Official Beat Saber Arcade Machine Heading To Korea & China

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You will be able to try this whole new arcade experience this September at KVRF (Korea) and GTI Expo (China). The service range includes various global regions besides Korea, China and Japan.”

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My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone from Qingdao, China! This is my first article written from China and I have to say that I’m very very excited. I have to say that China is a lot different from what I had imagined and I guess that the only way to really understand it is coming here.

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6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students. Let’s see how Xiaomi’s latest headset is illustrating the growing leading role of China in the VR industry, and its particularities compared to the Western market.

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HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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Alvin Wang Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC, and I had a chance to talk with him at CES this year about what’s happening in China. The post HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Announces $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund and Research Institute in China

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HTC is making yet more moves in China today, announcing a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to kick off two new initiatives. The first of these is a new China VR Research Institute. Tagged with: china , htc , investment fund , Shenzhen.

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China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique

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Goldman Sachs says that China accounted for a third of VR headset sales last year. By some measures, VR has been better received in China than it has even in the West. It could be reasonable to believe that China is poised to dominate the nascent VR industry. A second distinct difference between the VR markets in China and the US is the way consumers experience the technology. It hopes to bring “VR theme parks” to China. VR Industry News china VR Market

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The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016

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China Joy kicked off Thursday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center with over 600 firms showing the latest in entertainment and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the common themes we came across at China Joy. The ridiculous and amazing things we scouted in Shanghai.

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HTC Partners With China’s Massive State Cellular Carrier to “boost mass VR adoption”

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HTC and China Mobile Communications Corporation today jointly announced a partnership to “accelerate the proliferation of 5G infrastructure and devices in China.” ” Further, China Mobile, the country’s massive state-owned mobile phone carrier, will help HTC push its VR devices into more retail channels. The announcement today with China Mobile takes HTC another step toward that vision.

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HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year

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The best way to sell people on VR is to show it to them, and HTC is going to be doing just that in China. The post HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year appeared first on UploadVR.

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Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

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During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing. In China seems that this is not mandatory: being the internal market so big, a company like Judao can be successful even by using the English language very few times.

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China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES

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VR is starting to attract the attention of major theme parks in both the US and UK, and now it’s heading to China. The post China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES appeared first on UploadVR.

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P&G China Wants You to Buy a VR Girlfriend

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million headsets to be sold in China this year alone. May 20th is a recent addition to the growing number of Valentine’s Days in China. Image Source: Proctor & Gamble China. The post P&G China Wants You to Buy a VR Girlfriend appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC to Launch Standalone Vive Headset in China Tied to Viveport Content Store

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In China however, HTC wants to head the headset’s content store itself. Thus, a very similar Vive standalone headset is planned to launch in China, with the company’s Viveport VR app store designated as the “official content platform,” of the device.

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China Gets PlayStation VR in October, But For More Money With Less Games

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Vive China President Shares 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’

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Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC leading all aspects of the Vive/VR business in the region. He has had over 22 years of business management experience in the tech industry, including 15 years operating in Greater China.

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