He feels alone because nobody here talks Chinese to him.
This may be for connectivity checking, analytics, metrics or other marketing reasons. See this thread:
Yeah, that was my first thought.
The Hue connects to loads of API-related Philips domains though, so I would have thought one of those would be perfect for connectivity tests… since that’s what the… er… connectivity is for… ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I ended up just blocking the whole device on my firewall. When I need to control the lights remotely I can VPN into the home.