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Elliott and James welcome Joe Ridsdale, CEO of West Street Capital Partners. Joe explains why his firm is one of many who have a short position on Chinese ed-tech company GSX. The three of them also discuss the structural barriers to exposing fraud in such circumstances.

Hosts may have interests in some of the stocks discussed. Short sellers, such as the guest in this episode, earn money if the price of a stock falls. 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



  • Joe Ridsdale– @Ridsdalejoe


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...