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Atlas China Top 8 #10 - Destined to Dominate? & Other Strategy

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We've seen a lot so far, but the biggest news in China tech is always around the corner. Welcome new
 

Atlas China Top 8

March 15 · Issue #10 · View online
China + global technology, business, and innovation trends, 8 items at a time.

We’ve seen a lot so far, but the biggest news in China tech is always around the corner. Welcome new subscribers! 
–Is China “destined to dominate” tech? This article argues no, but huge resources are going into solving each of the problems it lays out. 
–Don’t tell Alibaba that China can’t lead in AI and big data. Looks to me, from this MIT Technology Review article, that it’s already happening. 
–As to the other issue, China knows “Luring back talent is top priority to fuel innovation” and policymakers are taking that project very seriously.
–This awesome SCMP “cheat sheet” on tech-related messages at the Two Sessions captures some of China’s top leaders’ tech priorities. Pandaily collects 2018 strategies and goals from China’s tech titans.  
–Congratulations to Matthew Brennan on this (excellent) piece in Forbes marking WeChat’s one billion monthly user milestone. More from Fast Company on how WeChat reflects the Chinese context it’s evolved in. 
–Travis Kalanick is launching his next project, 10100 (ten-one-hundred), a new fund focused on job creation and innovation in China and India. 
–Interesting to see China’s much-maligned ‘chabuduo’ recast as a business savvy '80-20 rule’ now that Chinese companies are succeeding. 
–Also noteworthy: Qihoo (360)’s valuation rose from around $9B to $59B when its listing moved from the U.S. to a Shanghai exchange. What accounts for the difference and what’s a business really worth? 
Thanks for your support through these first ten issues! Here’s my favorite recent article on hiring/people ops. If you’re looking to add great people to your team, hit reply and let me know what you’re working on.
Abe 

Who writes this newsletter? 
Atlas China helps SMEs and multinationals in China find talent and grow revenues through recruitment, events, and strategy. Contact Abe Sorock
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