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Atlas China Top 8 - Comparative Innovation + Tech Visions

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We're back from the holiday and the year is off to an exciting start already. –Fast Company published
 

Atlas China Top 8

March 1 · Issue #8 · View online
China + global technology, business, and innovation trends, 8 items at a time.

We’re back from the holiday and the year is off to an exciting start already.
–Fast Company published its 2018 list of most innovative companies, including Chinese companies, but it’s hard to curate an international list when the most cutting-edge work in China is happening in Mandarin. 
–The Economist traces the increasing Western consciousness of Chinese gains in tech. I think they are still being conservative. China is strongest in some of the fastest growing, most strategic areas. 
–Blockchain teases the promise of the early internet: can tech create something truly decentralized and uncontrollable? My guess, no. China wants to lead its development. JD has accelerators dedicated to it
China’s developing new biotech expertise in an area where Eastern and Western cultural factors drive very different approaches and outcomes. 
–Local governments are running innovative programs to attract global tech and entrepreneurial talent in Beijing and in the provinces.  
–China Daily on the challenges Western multinationals have recruiting talent in China in competition with local companies. If this is a problem you are dealing with, hit reply and let’s talk. 
–Interesting piece from Bloomberg on how technology is facilitating Chinese holiday traditions and their unique use cases.  
–American entrepreneur Noah Kagan made a video diary of his recent China visit and reflects on the changing implication of “Made in China.”  
Thanks for reading - hit reply to share your comments, and let me know what’s happening in your business. 
Abe 

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