Chinese companies take center stage at CES

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Jan 8, 2018



1. Chief Operating Officer of Baidu Lu Qi speaking at Baidu World event in Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

2. Logos of Baidu, CES

3. Lu speaking on stage

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lu Qi, Chief Operating Officer, Baidu:

"The United States is still by far the best, however, the gap between China and the United States is closing, and

closing fast. What will give an edge to China is a much larger population and a fast growing market."

5. Various of live stream showing Baidu's self-driving parade in Beijing

6. Various of exhibitors introducing mobile app monitoring women's fertility cycle

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Du Han, founder and CEO, Comper (starting with shot 6, partially overlaid with shot 8):
"I was trying to get pregnant, but I tried so hard for four years already. There was no product helping me to get
pregnant efficiently. A concept came to me that probably women need something to get to know themselves well."

++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

8. Reporter
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

9. Visitors trying augmented reality headset of Realmax

10. View seen from augmented reality headset of Realmax



Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Jan 7, 2018

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Will Wu, founder, Dreamlight Inc.:

"My company [for the] first time show the product here. So very excited and also nervous."

12. Visitor trying sleep eye mask of Dreamlight

13. Various of Wu introducing sleep eye mask to visitor

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Will Wu, founder, Dreamlight Inc. (starting with shot 13):

"I hope through the sleep data and gene technology, I could find a new sleep gene to help people to get better

sleep."

15. Sleep eye mask

16. Visitor trying sleep eye mask




Storyline



Chinese companies have taken a center stage at the world's biggest Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las
Vegas.

Of the about 4,000 exhibitors, Chinese companies have occupied about one-third of the exhibition area.

Baidu, a Chinese tech giant, held an event called "Baidu World" on Monday.

Baidu's CEO Lu Qi said Baidu is focusing on accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) at what he calls "China Speed."

"The United States is still by far the best, however, the gap between China and the United States is closing, and
closing fast. What will give an edge to China is a much larger population and a fast growing market," said Lu.

A live stream from Beijing, which was billed as the first ever self-driving parade, demonstrated sedans, minibuses,
street sweepers and delivery vehicles, all without a human driver.

One can also find such Chinese startups as Comper. It began in the Silicon Valley but moved to China, where it
drew a wider pool of engineers.

Comper has built a mobile software and a device for monitoring a woman's fertility cycle and, later during
pregnancy, help keep the mother and fetus healthy.

"I was trying to get pregnant, but I tried so hard for four years already. There was no product helping me to get
pregnant efficiently. A concept came to me that probably women need something to get to know themselves
well," said Du Han, founder and CEO of Comper.

At this year's CES, the number of
virtual reality exhibits is 30 percent less than in the past while the number of augmented reality exhibits is 20
percent more than in the past. Latching onto to the trend is the Shanghai
company, Realmax, which is just about to release its augmented reality headset.

With a 100-degree field of vision, the headset will have the largest of its kind in the augmented reality industry.

CES is also a place for many Chinese startups to get wider exposure to international visitors.

"My company [for the] first time show the product here. So very excited and also nervous," said Will Wu, founder
of the Dreamlight Inc.

Wu comes from south China's Shenzhen City and has created an eye mask that monitors one's sleep and uses
information from the wearer's DNA to adjust lights and sound for better sleep.

"I hope through the sleep data and gene technology, I could find a new sleep gene to help people to get better
sleep," said Wu.

Chinese companies, big or small, are increasingly choosing CES as a venue to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

The CES will run through Friday.