China is a power economic current, but it is also in terms of technology. The Asian country is allocating many resources to catch up on progress and be able to compete with other countries. We see an example in the smartphones that come to us from the Asian giant, or the most powerful supercomputer in the world which tops the TOP500 list, which is also in Chinese hands.
Regarding operating systems, they do not want to be left behind and compete with the US, even if it is a Linux distribution, the Chinese have done a lot to create a quite striking and peculiar system that reminds us of Windows XP. Now that Microsoft has withdrawn its support, it may be a good step forward for users in that country to switch to this system and to have a distro in which all claws of the US government and the NSA are erased.
The distro we are talking about is called NeoKylin, the name also comes from the qilins, some Asian mythological creatures. But NeoKylin has been created for government uses. In addition, China has banned Windows 8 and therefore other updated versions on government computers. To make up for this lack, they have created this system with an interface that is clearly inspired by Windows XP, if not to say that it is almost the same: start menu, icons, desktop, taskbar, My Computer, My Documents, Trash, etc.
China Standard Software is the company in charge of creating it under the Unix standard and possibly based on Fedora as Yellowdog Updater Modified exists. And they have not only taken care of the appearance to resemble Microsoft's, but also other elements such as the integration of Busaminas, Solitaire, etc., which is installed by default along with other programs such as GIMP and Firefox. And if that weren't enough, it has its own office productivity suite inspired by MS Office, it's called NeoShine Office with a suspicious resemblance.