Though it had planned to launch its instant messaging service well before China Mobile (CHL), China Unicom (CHU) has finally introduced its new IM software called Chaoxin.
China Unicom's Chaoxin is a comprehensive instant communications service. It enables users to enjoy instant messaging services, including emoticons, graphics and voice communications through BREW-enabled devices, PCs, short message terminals, WAP client terminals, and IVR client terminals.
There are currently many instant communications software on the Chinese market, such as QQ, MSN, POPO, and ICQ. China Mobile's competing IM system is called Fetion.