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In Focus

Expanding empires

Release date: May 20, 2020

China tech is coming to a city near you. Armed with deep pockets, China’s tech giants are looking abroad to expand their empires. From the US to India, Southeast Asia to South America, Chinese tech majors are seeking out international startups that could become the next global unicorn.

In this newsletter, we take a data-driven, in-depth look at where and how companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Meituan are investing in up-and-comers around the world.


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In Focus

The big sell

Release date: May 27, 2020

China is the world’s largest e-commerce market with online retail sales hitting $1.94 trillion in 2019. As a mature sector, the e-commerce industry witnessed some of the fiercest competition in China’s tech landscape.

This newsletter takes a dive into how players in the sector, like Alibaba, JD, and Pinduoduo are racing ahead with innovations in technology and business models.

In Focus

China VC Roundup

Release date: June 3, 2020

China became the world’s second-largest market for venture capital (VC) by aggregate deal value and number of unicorns in 2019. But the recent VC boom has turned into a bust, partially due to a depressed economy brought by the Covid-19 outbreak and partially due to the escalation of a technology cold war between Beijing and Washington.

The newsletter follows monthly technology investment activities in China and features an interview with a tech VC in each issue. and provides a clear picture of how investments are a leading indicator of tech trends.

Current In Focus

Drive I/O

Next publication date: June 10, 2020

Standing at the crossroads of technology and automobile, Drive I/O is where the future of China auto tech is illuminated.

This newsletter explores the changing landscape in the world’s largest automotive and mobility market. Bolstered by insider knowledge and wide-ranging analysis, it’s uniquely positioned to tell stories about China’s mobility, electric vehicles, and autonomous driving.

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...