An attendee demonstrates a pair of virtual reality headphones and microphone for metaverse experiences ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 3, 2022. A number local governments in China have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse. Photo: AFP
An attendee demonstrates a pair of virtual reality headphones and microphone for metaverse experiences ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 3, 2022. A number local governments in China have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse. Photo: AFP
Metaverse

China’s local governments rush to embrace metaverse despite state media warnings

  • Authorities in several major cities have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse
  • Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily warned people in November to stay rational amid “metaverse mania”

Topic |   Metaverse
An attendee demonstrates a pair of virtual reality headphones and microphone for metaverse experiences ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 3, 2022. A number local governments in China have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse. Photo: AFP
An attendee demonstrates a pair of virtual reality headphones and microphone for metaverse experiences ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 3, 2022. A number local governments in China have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse. Photo: AFP
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