Monthly archives: August, 2017

Chinese consumers not enthused by smart homes yet, but firms anticipate gold rush

China has continued to appeal to both domestic and foreign firms seeking a slice of its enticing smart home market, although mass consumer interest in the new technology has yet to be ignited. Holland-based Philips Lighting, the world’s largest lighting maker, announced in late July a partnership with voice-controlled smart speaker maker LingLong Tech, a …

Veteran lawyer brushes off criticism of being a ‘toady,’ ‘fence-sitter’

Chen Youxi hopes to push forward China’s legal development. Photo: Li Hao/GT His supporters praise him for pushing forward China’s legal advancement. His opponents criticize him for being a “fence-sitter” who curries favor with the government. Chen Youxi is probably the country’s most controversial and divisive lawyer.  Chen, founder of China’s leading legal firm The …