Opinions vary.It is largely myth that China does not honour international patents .
China Continues to Fall Short of Promises to Protect Intellectual Property, U.S. Says (Published 2022)
American officials said that they were monitoring China’s progress in meeting the terms of a 2020 trade deal, but that intellectual property owners had expressed concerns.
I use a Garmin Dezl 770.Until recently Huawei was not charging for use of its 5G patents. Of which it holds the large majority in the field.
If China was not holding to patents then the American high tech restrictions on them woul have no effect. As it is, it has forced them into billions of $ of research and development to create their own supply chains. It is largely in the field of duv chip foundry technology, that they are still behind the Dutch who are the world's sole supplier of leading edge Duv litho machines.
As the USA has banned Huawei from using Google services on their phones. Huawei have developed The Harmony operating system and its own 5G chips, and is once again able to make high end phones. It is the only operating system to cover the entire gamut of devices, natively integrating everything from home devices to cars to super computers and everything in between (the internet of things)
From that point of view it has been a blessing for them in disguise.
(China never has used Google services on the mainland)
China has its own. Equivalent to the GPS navigation system called BeiDeu. and now mostly uses the Petal equivalent to Google maps. You can use Petal on any phone (I have it on mine, and it is equally good and in many respects better.)
Petal is Huawei developed software based on the, Dutch Company, TomTom's data and services.
I do not know if Petal links with the more accurate BeiDou or only uses the older GPS technology.
TomTom is capable of centimeter accuracy in its autonomous driving applications.
It's great for planning routes that are safe & legal.