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First issue: Feb. 24

The start of a new five-year plan signals a new focus on the environment. Beijing has made it clear that controlling carbon emissions will be a focus in the next plan period, and we expect to see even biggest investments in technologies that address emissions, pollution, and other environmental challenges.

In Focus: Cleantech will take a deep dive into China’s push to clean up its environment with technology.

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Drive I/O

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.


China VC Roundup

Last issue: Jan. 28, 2021

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.


TechNode’s flagship premium weekly newsletter offers insights on China’s ever-changing tech environment and translation column China Voices.

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First issue: March 3

In the face of rising tensions with the US, China has become increasingly eager to source these vital components at home. But with only 6% of the country’s demand currently met by domestic companies, there’s plenty of room for growth. Funding—both private and public—has flooded into the sector in the last year.

In Focus: Semiconductors will map this market with charts, data work, and traditional reporting.

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The big sell

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.

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


Expanding empires

Last issue: Nov. 26, 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.