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Chinese products wow audience at US show

Chinese companies are present at the CES in Las Vegas, not only in greater numbers this year, but also in a wider product spectrum - everything from phones, drones to TVs and more. CCTV reporter tells us how Chinese tech companies are wowing the crowd at the electronics show.

Despite hundreds of drones at CES vying for attention, Chinese company Ehang unveiled one that dwarfed them all. Ehang 184 is the world’s first consumer autonomous aerial vehicle. It can transport a person weighing up to 100 kilograms. And the all-electric vehicle is designed to take that person up to 35,000 meters high for a 23-minute journey. After selecting a flight plan, a passenger just needs to click on the controls twice - once to take-off and once to land.

“It’s absolutely safe because even one rotor, or two propellers, three propellers are not working right This aerial vehicle, still hovers, still flies, still will be able to fly to the nearest landing point, making sure the passenger is safe,” said Derrick Xiong, co-founder of Ehang.

Making a big impression on the CES stage. Huawei unveiled four new products, including two new smartwatches for women and the Mate 8 smartphone, which claims a battery life of more than two days.

The Mate 8 also adds a 16-megapixel camera that has a beauty level indicator to help you get the best shot. And if I want to take a selfie, I don’t have to do that. All I have to do is touch a button on the back of the phone and voila

“We are investing for the Consumer Business group about 70 percent of our head count for R&D. It’s quite unique. It’s a very R&D driven kind of company. So there are so many innovations,” said Glory Cheung, chief marketing officer of Huawei Consumer BG.

Faraday Future also revealed that it had built a strategic partnership with Chinese company LeTV - described as the Netflix of China. Veteran Chinese auto executive and now LeTV executive Ding Lei even talked about how guilty he felt about producing cars that polluted the environment. Now he wants to build something beneficial for the environment and humanity.

“But we are not sitting idle waiting for change. We, LeTV and Faraday Future, come here to change and create the future,” said Ding Lei, co-founder of LeTV Electric Car Unit.

It will still be a couple of years before Faraday Future plans to deliver a vehicle onto the market, but with the team filled with former employees from Apple, BMW, NASA. The EV startups said it is confident of transforming the auto industry in the future.