While everything related to the internet is a debatable issue in China, Google has nevertheless been trying its best to offer Chinese devs with its resources. Continuing that process, Google has now announced a localised version of its YouTube channel for developers in China.
The new channel includes original content in Chinese (Mandarin speaking), and curates content from the English version of the Google Developers channel with Simplified Chinese captions. However, the new channel is on YouTube itself, and hence getting access to the same may need quite a workaround. Chinese government recently started a crackdown on VPN services, thus making it even more difficult to access content, outside the Chinese Government domain.
Google’s YouTube Developers channel is a pretty handy resource for developers. Th English channel, which consists of resources, information and news helpful to developers, already has over 650 K subscribers. A Chinese version of the same, with Chinese captions will be available to Chinese developers,
For past several months, Google has become even more aggressive in getting into Chinese mainland through small, but work-worthy efforts. The U.S. search giant recently allowed developers from China to sell their apps on Play Store, though only to users outside of China.
A report on The Information further suggested that Google executives are in talks with Chinese Government and potential partners for a possible way to open its Play Store to developers in China.