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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After taking some time to welcome his newborn son, James returns to his co-hosting duties, as he and Elliott welcome Bloomberg Chief Economist Tom Orlik to the pod to discuss Tom’s new book China: The Bubble that Never Pops. Ell, James, and Tom discuss reasons to be optimistic about the future of the Chinese economy, and why it has avoided a major crisis in the decades following Reform and Opening Up.

James and Elliott also cover a few other hot topics in the news recently, such as the prospect of a Tiktok ban in the US.

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



  • Tom Orlik – @TomOrlik


Podcast information:

David Cohen is a former acting editor in chief at TechNode. Since 2010, he has covered China as a writer and editor at outlets including the Diplomat, the Jamestown Foundation, and China Policy. He’s...