WELCOME TO CHINA TECH TALK
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, John and Matt talk with Shai Oster, Asia bureau chief for The Information, about Xiaomi’s impending IPO, including why so many companies are choosing to go public this year, the advantages of listing in Hong Kong, and if […]
This week, John and Matt talk with Wang Boyuan, editor of TechCrunch.cn, about media inside and outside China, some of the hazards as a reader, and some tips on where to get reliable information about the Middle Kingdom. Links TechCrunch中文版 China’s […]
This week, John and Matt talk with Benjamin Joffe, General Partner at HAX, about why Shenzhen is so strong with hardware, the fate of ZTE and the role of national security, and IP protection in China. Links ZTE and corporate […]
John and Matt discuss the power of examining first principles in an increasingly mobile-centric marketplace in the case of new coffee delivery startup Luckin (瑞亲) Coffee. Links Bringing Internet Business Model to the Coffee Industry, Will Luckin Coffee Threaten Starbucks? […]
This week, John and Matt talk with Liza Lin, China technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about the increasing competition between Tencent and Alibaba in offline retail. Links JD vs Alibaba: The war for China’s fresh food Video: Alibaba’s […]
John and Matt talk about Douyin 抖音, the breakout short video app of 2017, how it stacks up against Kuaishou 快手 (aka Kwai)—China’s “low” humor video app, and some predictions for short video apps in 2018. Links China Tech Talk […]
This week, John and Matt talk with Thomas Graziani, founder and CEO of WalktheChat, a company that specializes in helping foreign organizations access the Chinese market through WeChat. Links Pinduoduo: a Close Look at the Fastest Growing App in China Video: […]
This week, John and Matt talk about recent developments in China’s mobility and the O2O market as Meituan acquires Mobike and joins others encroaching into Didi territory. Links Didi recruits food delivery riders in Wuxi to challenge Meituan Meituan acquisition […]
We’re back! Sorry for being gone so long. Hope you didn’t miss us too much. This week, John and Matt talk with Stephane Monsallier, founder of Shops of the Future, about new retail and Alibaba’s strategy with Hema. Links Video: […]
Matt and John try to understand the recent (and not so recent) moves by China’s internet giants into offline retail. Links Alibaba to invest $4.6 billion in China electronics retailer Suning JD vs Alibaba: The war for China’s fresh food […]