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THE WEEKLY DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS HERE IN CHINA. WE BRING YOU INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF CHINA TECH’S MOST RESPECTED EXPERTS, ANALYSTS AND INDUSTRY INSIDERS.
ALL EPISODES ARE BROUGHT TO YOU FROM BEHIND THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA AND FEATURING GUESTS FROM SOME OF THE BIGGEST CHINESE INTERNET GIANTS SUCH AS TENCENT, XIAOMI, JD AND MOBIKE.
THE CHINESE TECHNOLOGY SCENE IS A VASTLY DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEM FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD AND THIS PODCAST IS YOUR WINDOW INTO UNDERSTANDING IT MORE.
This week saw a multitude of messaging app announcements. First was WeChat’s Open Class PRO featuring a four-hour speech from Allen Zhang. Then, on the same day, Bytedance announced their own messaging app (Duoshan 多闪), what appears to be a […]
This week, Matt and John take a look at the stories and trends of 2018, including gaming restrictions, Tencent’s restructuring, the delivery and coffee wars, WeChat mini programs, and Bullet Messenger Links The relevant episodes: Gaming: 18: China’s gaming and e-sports […]
This week, Matt and John take a look at the stories and trends of 2018, including ZTE/Huawei, AI in China, Bytedance, blockchain, and the death of bike rentals. This is the first of two parts. Links The relevant episodes: Huawei/ZTE: 47: Shenzhen […]
This week, John and Matt talk with Shai Oster, Asia bureau chief for The Information, about the rash of Chinese IPOs in a down market, looking at Tencent Music, Xiaomi, Pinduoduo, Meituan Dianping. We also talk about the possibilities for […]
Bytedance, formerly known as Jinri Toutiao, is on deck for discussion this week. Beginning from pure textual content and recommendation, Bytedance has seemingly found the key to human attention. While this makes for a great product, and compelling business, whether […]
Ted Hopkins, Senior Director of Walmart Ecommerce, joins us to talk about mini programs, eliminating lines in stores, and the future of retail in China. Links Briefing: Walmart’s mini program “Scan to Buy” has attracted over 10 million users Guests […]
Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President at HTC, joins us this week from the sidelines of TechCrunch Shenzhen to talk about the broader potential of VR and the specific outlook for VR in China. Links Real world lessons for the VR-First future: An […]
Wang Boyuan is back! This time we’re talking about Mafengwo and the curious case of extremely unreliable numbers in China. Not only Mafengwo, but also Alibaba, JD.com, and Dianping are mentioned in the discussion. Links TechCrunch中文版 Mafengwo accused of faking […]
Kai-Fu Lee joins us this week to talk about his new book, AI Superpowers, and the distinct advantages and differences between the US and China in this increasingly important technology. Links AI Superpowers site Buy the book on Amazon Guests […]
Ahead of Tencent Music Entertainment’s IPO, John and Matt are joined by Wang Boyuan, translator and editor of TechCrunch.cn, to take a look back at how the music industry has been influenced by tech as well as the evolving online […]