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TikTok, WeChat, Huawei, Ant: each battling its own race to survive and thrive

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Alvin Foo, thought leader on Chinese technology, brings his latest views on the ban of WeChat, TikTok, Huawei and what they are doing to rise above it. Prominent Ant Group and ByteDance IPOs on the horizon and how China has resorted to onshore capital market solutions. A must listen to get the views from the Chinese market on these prevalent …

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[Hey China!] Xiaoyin Qu: The woman who “Runs The World”… and the virtual show

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After seven failed ideas, Xiaoyin Qu founded Run The World, an online events platform that empowers social gatherings, just one week before COVID-19 hit: “I started the company during the craziest time” Whether prediction skills or pure luck, the startup based in Mountain View is on capital raising spree and a mission to “bringing like-minded people together”, running virtual events …

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[Hey China!] Who and what rules Huawei: A discussion with Lesley White

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Hardly can there be a global corporate titan more mysterious than Huawei.  The global technology giant has been at the epicenter of the US-China trade war and the battle for tech supremacy. This week, the UK government may confirm its decision on the removal of Huawei’s equipment from the country’s 5G network by 2025, setting the dominos of tech decoupling …

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[Hey China!] A TV chef and a WeChat entrepreneur: How two foreigners became KOLs on Chinese social media

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Antoine Bunel and Fionn Wright. What’s their common denominator? They’re both “laowai” KOLs and hugely popular on Chinese social media, getting zillions of views. The first is a self-taught TV chef, media personality and digital strategist who runs live cooking shows, while the other is a WeChat entrepreneur, a worldschooling father, and an award-winning documentary producer. In this episode of …

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[Hey China!] Smartphone maker Xiaomi tells Hey China!: It’s all about smart home, 5G and AI

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Xiaomi is rapidly pushing beyond its traditional Mi Phones, Redmi Phones, and the Mi TV into the smart home market. The Chinese smartphone maker is now developing new devices such as AI speakers, smart treadmills, cleaning robots, and motion sensors. Can we even expect Xiaomi cars rolling on the streets any time soon? Hey China! caught up with KOL Lisa …

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[Hey China!] Autonomous flying cars to hit Chinese sky soon, says AI KOL Nina Rong

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Nina Rong is a high flyer. And so is the product she is helping to develop: autonomous flying cars! The digital nomad and VP of Communication at Beijing-based AI company Generalized Intelligence is also community leader of the Beijing Chapter of Ladies Who Tech. The social enterprise was started by women in the STEM industries who challenge the status quo …

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[Hey China!] What is the magic formula of Chinese tech entrepreneurship?

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Two pioneers in the tech startup space, Oscar Ramos and Geoffrey Handley of Chinaccelerator, talk to Hey China to decipher what sets Chinese entrepreneurship apart and what ultimately leads to long lasting success: “Humility, asking for advice, and constant learning” “The magic ingredient is the mentors” “Making money is easy. Building a business is much harder” Chinaccelerator is the first …