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China Tech Talk is a weekly podcast about what's happening on the ground in China's tech and startup ecosystems.

It is hosted by John Artman, Editor-in-Chief of TechNode English, and Matthew Brennan, founder of ChinaChannel

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China Tech Talk is a weekly podcast about what's happening on the ground in China's tech and startup ecosystems.

It is hosted by John Artman, Editor-in-Chief of TechNode English, and Matthew Brennan, founder of ChinaChannel

    89: Just how much tech is in China's health code?

    89: Just how much tech is in China's health code?

    As the coronavirus swept through China, communities, local governments, and business have been trying to figure out how to best follow social isolation rules. This being China, of course, tech majors and telcos jumped at the chance to serve the country by leveraging their vast data pools. But how much tech is actually behind the country's health code systems? Should we be more worried about how China is using data

    • 32 min
    88: Coronavirus & China tech: Winners and losers

    88: Coronavirus & China tech: Winners and losers

    The coronavirus epidemic doesn't show any signs of getting any better just yet. While the future of the outbreak is still unclear, the winners and losers of this are clear. In this episode, Matt and John discuss how the coronavirus is changing the face of tech in China.

    • 37 min
    87: China tech through the lens of Bytedance

    87: China tech through the lens of Bytedance

    This episode, Matt and John embark on a wide-ranging discussion about China tech in 2019. Using Bytedance as a lens, they explore the disruptive power of new companies, Bytedance's successes and challenges outside of China, as well as what the world is learning from China tech.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    86: China's social credit system: Everything you know is wrong with Kendra Schaefer

    86: China's social credit system: Everything you know is wrong with Kendra Schaefer

    China's social credit system (SCS) gets a lot of attention outside of China yet it's still very misunderstood. Many scholars and China watchers have shed light on the topic, but none have done it so concisely and accessibly as Kendra Schaefer and her team at Trivium China. She joins us this week to explain how the SCS is a broad framework for better regulation and enforcement and how it applies to companies, individuals, and government agencies.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    85: Private traffic in China — Taking back the power from platforms

    85: Private traffic in China — Taking back the power from platforms

    After an extended hiatus, John and Matt are back! This week, they look at the increasingly effective trend of private traffic. Powered by WeChat and its mini programs, marketers and brands are increasingly creating and driving organic traffic to their shops. Like owned traffic in the West, this is a direct response to the rising costs of reaching fans and followers. Matt delivered a presentation on the topic during the ChinaChat 2019 conference and they take a deep dive into the phenomenon this week.

    • 54 min
    84: Facebook's Libra and China's Central Bank with Zennon Kapron

    84: Facebook's Libra and China's Central Bank with Zennon Kapron

    John and Matt talk with Zennon Kapron about Libra, QQcoin, and China's digital currency.

    • 52 min

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How to find transcripts?

Is transcripts of podcast episode available? Esp. Episode 61 on technology and music in China.

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Smart, informative discussion of tech in China

Great unbiased discussions giving an insider view of tech in China. Rare to hear such clarity and well researched views on this lively market.

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Excellent resource for investment research

I work for a small investment fund. We are trying to learn more about the China tech landscape. This has been a really wonderful resource. Thank you guys so much!

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