It is no hidden fact that Chinese tech companies and developers contribute a significant amount of numbers to the world’s contribution. The number of Chinese developers topped a whopping 2.2 million, according to Apple’s China Chief, Isabel Ge Mahe (Ge Yue).
Isabel Ge Mahe, in an International Big Data Industry Expo 2019 China, stated that;
Chinese app developers are leading the world in terms of app downloads and revenue, and have grown to be a very admirable community of innovators. Through Apple’s App Store, their products have entered the global stage and many of them have become successful cases internationally.
She also took the examples of TikTok app which is a worldwide phenomenon (exhales!). The app has 75 language support and is a hit in India along with other 149 countries. Moreover, the apps developed by China’s Palace Museum have been downloaded by over 5 million users worldwide.
Isabel also stated that Apple’s China team is also taking numerous steps in promoting Home-Grown apps and promote them in the global market. She added;
In the area of mobile Internet, China has become a spotlight of the world. We are proud to make our contributions to China in this digital age and work with Chinese partners for innovative development in the industry.
Apple has launched four R&D centres in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou, employing a total of over 1,000 people dedicated to innovation in hardware, software and services,
She also gave more details regarding the smooth progress of Apple’s first Data Centre in Guiyang, China stating that Apple has received tremendous support from the local government. It will be Apple’s Apple’s third after the data centers in the US and Denmark, which is built with a budget of 1 billion US dollars.
She also shed some light on the long-time commitment in protecting users’ privacy and data security stating;
There is absolutely no so-called backdoor in Apple products. Protecting privacy is our top priority in designing Apple products and services. We firmly believe that education is the best way to improve people’s livelihoods and tackle inequalities in development.