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As China goes on holiday, it's a good time to reflect on how different the tech world looks from just

Atlas China Top 8

February 9 · Issue #6 · View online
China + global technology, business, and innovation trends, 8 items at a time.

As China goes on holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on how different the tech world looks from just a year ago. What will the Year of the Dog bring?
–Matt Brennan’s China Channel strikes again with a masterful breakdown of Tencent’s structure and leadership. Much more than just WeChat! 
–Tech pioneer Kai-fu Lee on why American companies struggle in China. Good insights, especially around the HQ/China office relationship. 
Connie Chan wrote presciently in 2016 for a16z about how to view Chinese innovation and global competition from China. Spot-on so far. 
–U.S. and Chinese companies compete to build out artificial intelligence capabilities. The estimate of when China AI capacity will catch up seems to keep getting shorter. Here’s a Quartz interview about it with Kai-fu Lee
–WEF shares 5 facts you need to understand the new global order, all about China’s increasingly evident leadership across sectors and metrics. Related: 5 things we can learn from China’s e-commerce explosion
–2018 BrandZ report on China’s Top 50 Global Brand Builders is out, from Kantar Millward Brown, WPP and Google: “Innovation is key.” “Made in China is becoming cool.” 
–Anyone interested in China tech can’t miss this excellent collection of sources from Thibault Genitay. All of his and Le Wagon’s content is great.
Anyone in Beijing over Chinese New Year, let me know, I’ll be here. For those taking off, enjoy the holiday! 

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