Chinese online gaming, advertising and commerce companies are increasingly attracted to India as the number of mobile Internet users in the country expands rapidly, a top executive said.
“There is a massive interest from Chinese firms. Most large Internet companies we met in China are interested in India,” said Rajan Anandan, managing director of Google India and chairman of industry lobby group Internet and Mobile Association of India.
Anandan recently led a delegation of 23 Indian Internet firms to China where executives met officials from Chinese e-commerce and Internet companies including Alibaba.com, travel portal ctrip.com, Google China, mobile browsing firm UCWeb and smartphone maker Xiaomi.
China’s online gaming company Changyou.com Ltd is expected to soon launch some of its products in India. The company started ChangYou.com India Pvt. Ltd in 2012 and launched its first Indian product mobogenie in mid-2013. Mobogenie offers an application that helps people manage their Android smartphones through personal computers.