Owing to the death of MIPS I would say.Loongson/Godson has mostly flopped
ARM's ascension was catastrophic to the popularity of MIPS.
I'm not discounting it in general, just from the conversation I was having with BuzzKiller, which was more about uArch at the point you joined in.If you discount whole SoC development, though, then you get a narrower picture of what is going on in China
As I said, I support HiSilicon/Huawei for keeping both ARM high end designs in use.
I have a Mate 10 myself and excepting the extremely annoying lack of headphone port and microSD slot (neither of which was made obvious at the point of purchase) it is a fairly decent phone.
I wish someone like Huawei would crank out a high end Kirin based Shield TV competitor, as the other options on the market are either painfully anaemic in performance or software constrained - even the new STV model seems to use an overclocked variant of the original A57 based TX1 chip (now 4.5 years old).