Elaine Chow
Jun 12, 2017

CES Asia: Chinese consumers get new tech first

Robots had a starring role among China-made technology debuting at CES Asia., but in-store retail and smart homes were also hot trends.

When it comes to tech-driven consumer behaviour, China has been ahead of the West for many, many years. eCommerce, social commerce and mobile payments were all pioneered by Chinese consumers tenacious about new technologies, often in stark contrast to their more conservative peers in the West.

The technology on show at this year’s CES Asia, held in Shanghai, endorsed China’s position as the world’s technology innovator instead of just a copycat. Much of the tech...

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