How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times

  • Published: 10 August 2016
  • In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.

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    With companies like Alibaba, WeChat, and Tencent US companies have taken notice to a new generation of Chinese technology companies.

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Comments • 4 331

  • rose fiend
    rose fiend  4 days back

    Anyone here with me that technology on the long wrong is not good for mankind? It already made us weaker in body and feebler in mind than people in the past. By inventing robots men have become more like robot.

    • rose fiend
      rose fiend  4 days back

      Chinese accept such app because they don't have the idea of privacy or agency. Lot of people left or right but more on the left are losing theirs: no longer able to think or do independently.

      • o ooo
        o ooo  5 days back

        Yeah google and facebook are saint .they are giving everything for human well being

        • 文水十
          文水十  6 days back

          能把恐怖分子洗白的都是在吃人血馒头!Those who can whiten terrorists are eating human blood buns!

          • Ginger Lee
            Ginger Lee  1 weeks back

            Track every move we make? We're already there.

            • Research_Support
              Research_Support  2 weeks back

              Monopoly App 👎

              • Rick Deckard
                Rick Deckard  2 weeks back

                Whinnie Xi Pooh needs to go, he's a huge problem that needs to be solved.

                • Bob Chen
                  Bob Chen  2 weeks back


                  • Zach Neesen
                    Zach Neesen  2 weeks back

                    Only wecchat no other app

                    • hollen ji
                      hollen ji  2 weeks back

                      U BIG BULLY CHINA IS BETTER

                      • Roy Rein Lu
                        Roy Rein Lu  3 weeks back

                        In the last , comes to the western propaganda, how evil it is

                        • hamad5885
                          hamad5885  3 weeks back

                          [This comment has been deleted by the glorious peoples republic of china.]

                          • Artem Golubkov
                            Artem Golubkov  3 weeks back

                            He’s a professional when it comes to ethical hacking he’s a genius when it comes to fast and effective result on his service it took the right connect to get to him I think bringing him up here on here is best cos I can Guarantee him and only the trusted ones deserve to be here and helped me hack my cheating wife iPhone 11 pro max contact him on CYBERSPACEINTELLIGENCE@GMAIL.COM or HACKGOODNESS on instagram

                            • GuderII
                              GuderII  3 weeks back

                              So basically the internet in china 🇨🇳 is north Korea's 🇰🇵 intranet but with tons of steroids???

                              • Li Ou
                                Li Ou  4 weeks back

                                Jack Ma and Alipay expresses disconcert

                                • Denmar Martinez
                                  Denmar Martinez  4 weeks back

                                  Chinese > Americans ..... and no blacks in China haha

                                  • gogolaygo
                                    gogolaygo  4 weeks back

                                    It’s so cute when Americans think their government doesn’t spy on them 😉

                                    • Rodrigo Morell
                                      Rodrigo Morell  6 days back

                                      it is talking about China with its human rights violations. it didn't say anything about th US

                                    • ItUnidentified
                                      ItUnidentified  3 weeks back

                                      gogolaygo Edward Snowden all day

                                  • chua chanh
                                    chua chanh  4 weeks back

                                    👹Chinese government is evil to the people too!👹

                                    • keagan mark
                                      keagan mark  4 weeks back

                                      What if one of these huge apps go hacked and billions of people personal data was exsposed.
                                      Or the company went under and took the economy and country with it?

                                      • Nick Moidja
                                        Nick Moidja  4 weeks back

                                        China? There national flag is🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️
                                        In the year 2000 they were all on bicycles! They are intellectual thieves! Professional rip-off artists!
                                        Chinese products 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

                                        • Tenzin samchok
                                          Tenzin samchok  4 weeks back

                                          You got the china map wrong....half of that is called tibet and we are free country that been concurred by china...

                                          • master yap
                                            master yap  4 weeks back

                                            One app to spy on you. One app to rule them all. "Lord of the Ring"

                                            • Jack Cheng
                                              Jack Cheng  4 weeks back

                                              we dont use wechat for everything.

                                              • gviiivayh
                                                gviiivayh  4 weeks back


                                                • I Love Barney
                                                  I Love Barney  4 weeks back

                                                  I live in America with my family. Here my mom uses Wechat, so does basically everyone in my family. Not only China uses Wechat, well my family is chinese so I know where they got it from.

                                                  • Jose Saladin
                                                    Jose Saladin  4 weeks back

                                                    You mean. Investigating .not stalking.

                                                    • blackedin
                                                      blackedin  4 weeks back

                                                      😂😂😂 im dying of laughing. What a video

                                                      • Electricity taster
                                                        Electricity taster  1 months back

                                                        Problem is, China doesn't know how to use all this info to PREDICT behavior like google can. That is why China wants to strike a deal with Google and North Korea might be the pilot project.

                                                        • Taylor Re
                                                          Taylor Re  1 months back

                                                          The United States should ban all Chinese mobile apps and websites for national security concerns.

                                                          • Andrew Huang
                                                            Andrew Huang  1 months back

                                                            Westerners are used to be spied by America, so it is not a big issue.

                                                            • Lofty Hume
                                                              Lofty Hume  1 months back


                                                              • 陈发条
                                                                陈发条  1 months back

                                                                most of us are nobody, why should gov track someone just like you.

                                                                • Rafaello Water
                                                                  Rafaello Water  1 months back

                                                                  I like the he compared it haha

                                                                  • Blue maple
                                                                    Blue maple  1 months back

                                                                    fascist China

                                                                    • Ivy The sarcastic
                                                                      Ivy The sarcastic  1 months back

                                                                      I’m Chinese, I’m not from China I’m from Malaysia. If there is no instagram or Facebook available in Malaysia, I would die instantly like literally I can’t live without it

                                                                      • retard
                                                                        retard  1 months back

                                                                        “Death is a preferable alternative to communism”

                                                                        - *Liberty Prime*

                                                                        • Lofty Hume
                                                                          Lofty Hume  1 months back


                                                                        • Lofty Hume
                                                                          Lofty Hume  1 months back


                                                                      • American Enigma _
                                                                        American Enigma _  1 months back

                                                                        Being All in one app is really a great quality

                                                                        • Warren
                                                                          Warren  1 months back

                                                                          what is wrong with government tracking your movement? are you a criminal?

                                                                          • Fayez Shazam
                                                                            Fayez Shazam  1 months back

                                                                            Does anybody remember the movie 'The Circle'?

                                                                            • nabin timalsina
                                                                              nabin timalsina  1 months back

                                                                              Just jealous of wechat . Google , Facebook , twitter etc are not trustworthy too .

                                                                              • Seph Callaway
                                                                                Seph Callaway  1 months back

                                                                                We should be moving away from so much smartphone use or at the very least finding a balance between less use and more living offline.

                                                                                • Prayas Ojha
                                                                                  Prayas Ojha  1 months back

                                                                                  This video is so well made. Can we all appreciate that for a moment?

                                                                                  • Raphael Collins
                                                                                    Raphael Collins  1 months back

                                                                                    Whatever you do there will always be an Asian who does it better.

                                                                                    • Scipio Africanus
                                                                                      Scipio Africanus  1 months back

                                                                                      App developer: How many services should we include in this Wechat app?
                                                                                      Chinese government: Yes.

                                                                                      • Luis Elias
                                                                                        Luis Elias  1 months back

                                                                                        I got a small puppy dog las week
                                                                                        From a friend and the first day I had the dog I started getting coupons for dog food in my phone and my YouTube started to show commercials about dog food.
                                                                                        Now when I got the dog non of us post anything on any social network nothing like that.
                                                                                        Iit was all jus verbal arrangement yet my phone knew that not only there was a puppy dog with me but that I was the new caretaker of this little guy.

                                                                                        • Cai源青
                                                                                          Cai源青  1 months back

                                                                                          yep,everything is so evil ,dont go to china, please

                                                                                          • Sonam Yangtsho
                                                                                            Sonam Yangtsho  1 months back

                                                                                            'A new hip noodle joint'

                                                                                            • Qiang Qin
                                                                                              Qiang Qin  1 months back

                                                                                              Things like WeChat is a government tool for better management of public profiles thru Big Data + AI...sounds familiar like in “1984”