Chinese tech stocks feel early winter chill

Equity markets around the world have had a rough week, but Chinese tech stocks seem to be having a particularly painful…


Bytedance's teen protection problem

For China’s most valuable start-up, this year has been a case study in just how difficult it can be to manage social…


China's tech is addicted to debt

Image credit: Rawf8/Bigstock China has become addicted to debt. Now, its tech industry is hooked too. It started…


BYD and why we can't help but be skeptical of Chinese companies "going global"

For one well-known Chinese electric vehicle maker, two recent PR crises reflect a deeper dilemma playing out all over…


Google's internal dissent over China plans sheds light on broader transparency issues in China

Last week, roughly 1400 Google employees had signed an internal letter demanding that more information be shared with…


Google in China: 5 winners, 4 losers, and 3 questions

It seems every single news outlet has published a line similar to this over the last week: “The tech world has been…


Is Google partnering with Tencent for its China comeback?

It is safe to assume at this point that both Google and Facebook are prioritizing re-entry into the China market. There…


The Chinese smartphone maker you've never heard of is dominating the African market

When thinking of Chinese phone brands, what names come to mind? If you’re like most people I speak to, you’re probably…


Opinion: The China-US Thucydides Trap is about data as much as it is about trade

On April 13th, the BBC published an article and video by reporter Karishma Vaswani entitled China's Uber has plans to…


We need a Toutiao for podcasts

Last month, I wrote an op-ed taking a critical eye to the globalization strategy of Bytedance, the Beijing-based parent…