China Tech Investor 39: Search, recommendation, and the fall of Baidu with FT’s Christian Shepherd and Nian Liu

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China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies.

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In this episode, the guys welcome The Financial Times’ Nian Liu and Christian Shepherd. They discuss Baidu’s fall from grace, Bytedance’s ascendency, and how China’s unique digital economy has shaped the roles that search and recommendation play within it.

Their recent article on the topic can be found here.

Please note, the hosts may have interest in some of the stocks discussed. The discussion should not be construed as investment advice or a solicitation of services.

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Watchlist:

  • Tencent
  • Alibaba
  • Baidu
  • iQiyi
  • Xiaomi
  • JD
  • Pinduoduo
  • Meituan-Dianping

Guests

  • Christian Shepherd- @cdcshepherd
  • Nian Liu- Nian.liu at ft dot com

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