John and Matt start with new group chat rules as well as VPNs and end up talking about deeper questions the economic implications of a truly tech-savvy Chinese government, specifically:

  • Rules affecting group chats in WeChat, QQ, and Baidu Tieba
  • The technical sophistication of China’s internet control policy
  • How China’s policy towards the internet helped create BAT
  • What a China with perfect information might look like

Correction: Google’s market share when it left was around 30%.


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John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...

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