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Zen Soo digs into the big tech stories being talked about inside and outside of China, bringing essential background, context and analysis to the news of the week. Joining her are SCMP reporters based in Hong Kong and the tech centres of mainland China. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

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Zen Soo digs into the big tech stories being talked about inside and outside of China, bringing essential background, context and analysis to the news of the week. Joining her are SCMP reporters based in Hong Kong and the tech centres of mainland China. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

    What on earth is TikTok? We spent a day with a TikTok star

    What on earth is TikTok? We spent a day with a TikTok star

    To better understand how TikTok works in domestic and international markets, our producer Yang Yang went to visit TikTok stars with millions of followers - one is a 16-year-old who initially moved to Los Angeles to develop an acting career; the other, coming up in the next episode, is a family of toddler triplets living on the outskirt of Zhuhai, a city in Southern China.

    • 19 min
    How to (re)introduce plant-based meat to China

    How to (re)introduce plant-based meat to China

    China is no stranger to vegetarian food. If anything, the Chinese have invented countless vegetarian dishes that imitate meat throughout their centuries-old history of Buddhism.
    In this episode, we try Impossible Meat, we try its counterpart in China, we talk to people who sell it and who study the market, and we ask - how should companies introduce, or perhaps reintroduce, meatless meat to China?

    • 19 min
    Leaders in Tech: Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on what's trending and what's next

    Leaders in Tech: Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on what's trending and what's next

    E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019. The company raised a whopping US$13 billion, making it the largest share launch of the year, beating out Uber and Lyft. On the back of its listing, we got a chance to speak to Daniel Zhang, executive chairman and chief executive of Alibaba, while he was in Hong Kong.
     
    Zhang spoke about how technology is transforming companies and reshaping consumer buying habits, with increased consumption now…

    • 18 min
    Singles’ Day explained

    Singles’ Day explained

    On November 11, also known as Singles’ Day, more than US$38 billion was spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms alone — that’s more than Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Prime Day combined. 
    But what really sets Singles’ Day apart from other shopping fests? Why are people shopping on a day that’s not even a holiday? And … is that Taylor Swift at Alibaba’s Singles’ Day gala?
    Senior tech reporter Zen Soo and podcast producer Yang Yang spent the day where it all began: at Alibaba’s…

    • 15 min
    Leaders in Tech: what's spectrum and why does it matter for 5G?

    Leaders in Tech: what's spectrum and why does it matter for 5G?

    This week on Inside China Tech we look at why – for the first time – 5G has to tap into extremely high radio frequencies and why space agencies think this might mess with your weather forecast.

    • 49 min
    What can China’s DNA tests really tell you?

    What can China’s DNA tests really tell you?

    What are China’s DNA testing companies doing differently? What do your DNA test results really mean? We speak to 23Mofang’s CEO, and a geneticist from the University of Hong Kong, to find out.

    • 25 min

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