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China Tech Talk

May 28, 2018

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 their business model can stay viable.


May 20, 2018

This week, John and Matt talk with Wang Boyuan, editor of, 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.


May 13, 2018

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.


May 7, 2018

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.