There was a post in 2017 talking about React.js community in China,
The Chinese part of React community
I don’t think Vue is as powerful as React. When Vue got really popular in China I felt more and more confused. I was…
At that time I was working in Ele.me, which chose Vue.js as it’s primary framework. Vue is great. I just has more knowledge in Functional Programming than in Observables.
It has been 2 years now. Besides, I joined VueConf Shanghai yesterday and talked to many friends there. Vue is even more quite popular in China after two years. Now it’s the 3rd Vue Conf in China after two of them held in Beijing and Hangzhou. And this year we might have 2nd React China Conf here, after the first one held in Guangzhou last year.
I think think React users are not decreasing in these years. 蚂蚁金服(Ant Finance) is using
antd(Ant Design) as the primary UI framework. And I think many projects in Alibaba are using
antd too since their relationships. Meanwhile
antd is not their only UI framework based on React. I was told that there are 1000+ projects using
antd and might be even more.
Ihe company I’m currently working for in Shanghai is using React to build to-business web apps. As I know, several companies in Shanghai are using React as well, and many small companies. And I listened to a speech from Ctrip last month on React Hooks. There might be more small companies using Vue in their projects based on my impression of interviewing younger developers. But we do have many people who used React in projects.
I also met two of the translators of latest React Docs during Vue Conf yesterday. We didn’t talk much about it but we all glad that it has been finished. I didn’t really joined them in translating. But I saw them discussing about the terminologies about React for a while. Quite some people are involved in the process of translating.
Besides that, we also have QuickApps drafted and developed by Chinese phone makers, like Vivo, OPPO, XiaoMi and others. QuickApps and Weex are more similar to React Native rather than mini apps. It’s really a surprise how many people are inspired. The platforms may be far less mature compared to React Native, but at least they are already serving plenty of Chinese users.
I can remember some old stories told by my friends about 2014. One in the Vue community told me that he was thinking about something like MVVM and wanted to create his own library. Later he saw Vue and then decided to join Vue development. Another friend of mine was developing his own framework in Beijing and actually used them in products. Then React came and turned out React provided a better solution. And I have friends customized React to fit their own needs too in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Developers in China are exploring solutions, and are trying better ideas, some of the ideas are really smart even though they are shadowed by React and Vue.
As it comes to mini programs and QuickApps, I think there will be also smart ideas popping up. Although they are not directly contributing back to React, it shew that React community does spreaded ideas in China.
Just gathered some random thoughts. Hope it’s helpful.