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China Tech Talk

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.


Apr 29, 2018

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.


Apr 24, 2018

John and Matt talk about Douyin, the breakout short video app of 2017, how it stacks up against Kuaishou (aka Kwai)—China's "low" humor video app, and some predictions for short video apps in 2018.