Moscow, November 11 — “to Lead. Economy” In the third quarter of 2019, the share of applications developed by Chinese companies or companies with major Chinese investors accounted for about $745 million of user costs in the United States, according to Sensor Tower, according to CNBC. User cost rose more than 65% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year. Chinese applications continue to increase revenues from U.S. users, despite the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
Applications from Chinese developers earn hundreds of millions of dollars for American consumers and China’s largest company, systematically expand its activities in the international market, despite the fact that their technologies are under U.S. scrutiny.
In the third quarter of 2019 application developed by Chinese firms or companies with major Chinese investors accounted for about $745 million of the spending in the U.S., according to Sensor Tower. Revenues from Chinese applications increased by 22% from $3,43 billion spent in the top 100 apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The experts also noted the growing popularity of Chinese application developers in the USA. If in the third quarter of 2018 of the 100 most popular apps in the U.S., there were 21 Chinese application, then in the same period of 2019, the number increased to 25.
User cost rose more than 65% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year. And the total percentage of costs to users captured by the Chinese apps have also increased.
Interestingly, Chinese applications continue to increase revenues from U.S. users, despite the ongoing trade war between the US and China and strengthening US control over the Chinese technology.
Earlier this year, the manufacturer of telecommunication equipment Huawei was included in the American black list, which Chinese company are unable to work with American partners Intel and Qualcomm. Washington believes that Huawei represents a threat to national security because the network hardware can be used by Beijing for espionage. Huawei denies the allegations.
The General Director of consulting company Kantan Games Serkan Toto said that the concern of the U.S. government security Chinese application will not affect their popularity among ordinary citizens.
“I think most of US users don’t have the slightest idea of what these apps are owned by Chinese companies… a Normal user would not care about it”, — explained the expert.
We will remind, in October, U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Tom cotton addressed the head of the national intelligence of the USA with a request to verify a Chinese company ByteDance Technology, owning a social network TikTok, to comply with us law.
The senators noted that when using the application, you must provide the personal data, including IP address of the user, location data and more. Despite the fact that the Chinese company ByteDance said that the data of Americans stored and used in the U.S., she still must adhere to the laws of the PRC and to convey to the government information on request, according to the senators.
They note that Chinese companies there is no legal possibility to refuse the issuance of data if they do not agree with the requirement. In addition, a matter of attitude TikTok specific content. According to the information of senators, it may apply censorship to the reports of Chinese authorities, particularly in regard to the protests in Hong Kong.
In September, a Washington Post investigation showed that the Hong Kong protests in TikTok almost not reflected, and the hashtag #HongKong in the social network is anything other than political action. This gave rise among Western IT-experts assumptions about the possible censorship in the app, but the company was quick to retort that she’s pretty apolitical audience in any country.
TikTok has denied accusations of censorship: “the Chinese Government never asked us to remove the content and we could not have done it if we asked.” In China, the firm uses a local version of the app, known as Douyin.
TikTok says that all user data is stored by US in the United States and a backup copy of this data is in Singapore. In the fast-growing app is already more than half a billion users, although TikTok, like other social networks, does not disclose its user base. According to various estimates, it has been downloaded over a billion times.
In the ranking of 25 of the top 100 apps in the list is mostly games developed by these tech companies like Tencent and Giant. Chinese application is the number one in the list — “PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds” or “PUBG Mobile” from Tencent, which publishes iOS and Android version of the game.
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