Besides hardware companies, Chinese software companies, especially those that are mobile-focused, are expanding outside their domestic market this year.
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"Mobile and app-focused companies are making the strongest push to focus on foreign markets like the U.S. This makes sense, since they are in possession of the ultimate global commodity: apps," Reisman said.
"The rise of mobile has accelerated the globalization of the tech industry, and while China has a huge mobile market, the global market is still three times the size."
One of the most notable of these companies is Shenzhen-based Tencent, industry experts said.
Tencent has a stronghold in Chinese social networking platforms. The company owns the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat, which boasts over 450 million monthly active users (MAUs). But it also owns instant messaging software service QQ, that has some 820 MAUs, and the social networking site QZone, which has 629 million MAUs.
According to a recent report by the social media marketing firm We Are Social, those three properties account for half of the top six social platforms around the world.
Tencent will continue to push its mobile messaging technology into emerging markets including Latin America, North Africa and India, said Wang. But their reach into the U.S. may continue to come in the form of investments in other tech companies, especially those that are mobile focused.
Some of Tencent's mobile investments in the U.S. already include companies like SnapChat, Playdots, Amplitude and Whisper Text.
But the company will also likely increase its push for a piece of the U.S. mobile messaging market by making investments to promote its own WeChat app, Yeung said. The company has already made several significant hires in the U.S. to help grow the WeChat brand and is looking for new ways to market it.
For example, at the International Consumer Electronic Show, WeChat partnered with Caesars Entertainment and Ayla Networks, which is an internet-of-things platform provider, to demo how the app could be used as a remote control in a smart hotel room. Whether or not use cases like this will catch on remains to be seen, but there's no question Tencent is vying for a piece of the U.S. market.