Minister Miao Wei, left, perhaps the most powerful man on the Internet, brought greetings from the President to a VR conference. "Virtual reality technology is gradually maturing, expanding human perception and changing product forms and service models. China is committed to achieving high-quality development and promoting the wide application of new technologies, new products, new formats and new models in various fields."
The First Secretary's support for VR could be a factor in China's decision about how to build 5G networks. China is going to install over a million 5G radios, mostly between 2020 and 2023. They may or may not put servers at the cell. The decision will be made in the next few months.
AR/VR is the only consumer application that really needs low latency and might drive volume in the next few years. If the Party Secretary and the Minister want VR, that could tip the decision to the faster (<15 ms) technology. No one in the West is going that low for years.