Foreign-brand smart speaker systems, like Apple’s HomePod, face stiff competition in China as the country’s major internet companies and AI start-ups release their devices first in the world’s second-largest economy. Photo: AP

Smart speakers, other AI-enabled devices poised to become the Next Big Thing in China

Demand in China has the potential of growing rapidly on the back of the major internet companies’ ecosystem of services and as the nation’s online population further expands

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Foreign-brand smart speaker systems, like Apple’s HomePod, face stiff competition in China as the country’s major internet companies and AI start-ups release their devices first in the world’s second-largest economy. Photo: AP
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