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PortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishByteDance to set up innovation center in SW China(Xinhua)    10:40, August 27, 2020CHENGDU, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, will set up an innovation center in the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, southwest Chinas Sichuan Province, local authorities said.The center, with an investment of 10 billion yuan (about 1.45 billion U.S. dollars), will integrate several emerging businesses, including an intelligent education system and interactive multimedia office system, and plans to recruit 10,000 staff within five years. It is expected to generate an annual sales revenue of 10 billion yuan.Since the company entered the provincial capital Chengdu in 2015, business teams of research and development, commercialization and creative space have been set up in the city, whereby Chengdu has become a significant base for the companys strategic layout in western China, sources with ByteDance said.ByteDance owns several products including TikTok, news portal Toutiao and the video-sharing platform Xigua. To date, Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, has seen the number of its daily active users exceed 400 million, the company said.So far, the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has become home to more than 90,000 enterprises related to the new economy, including businesses of some leading internet companies such as Tencent, NetEase and the online streaming platform iQiyi.var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Wen Ying, Liang Jun)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if ({disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9739074;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname +;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.Related readingEconomists, business leaders raise questions, voice concerns over U.S. actions against TikTokCounter Washingtons habitual bullying with lawChina supports TikTok using legal weapons to defend its interestsTikTok files lawsuit against Trump administrations executive orderTikToks parent company announces lawsuit against U.S. governmentWe RecommendChinese prickly ash planting encouraged in Weinan City, NW China to help farmers raise income
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