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China Tech Talk

Jul 28, 2017

This week Matt and John talk about Honor of Kings aka Strike of Kings aka Arena of Glory, Tencent's uber popular mobile multiplayer game, including:

  • Background on mobile gaming and MOBA's
  • Why it's become a cultural phenomenon
  • Why Tencent is butting heads with the Communist Party newspaper
  • Which Chinese celebrities are...

Jul 21, 2017

This week John and Matthew talk with Bernard Leong, host of the Analyse Asia podcast, about Alibaba and Tencent's activity in Southeast Asia, including:

  • Why banks aren’t competing with each other but with other tech companies
  • Why Southeast Asia may be Amazon’s Waterloo
  • Why WeChat and WhatsApp have been so...

Jul 15, 2017

This week John and Matt talk with Jon Russell, TechCrunch's man in Asia about covering China from the outside. We cover topics including:

  • Biggest challenges in covering China from outside the country
  • Explaining China to people who aren't familiar with the market
  • Challenges for bike sharing outside China
  • Chinese brands...