China

The State of Artificial Intelligence in China

There is a really interesting concept in psychology called the Johari Window and it suggests that we rarely see ourselves as we actually are. Not only that, but we think other people see us differently than they do. Maybe you’re not as charming as you think you are. Maybe that laughter after you told a […]

How the Chinese Are Learning English Using AI Tutors

Some of our American readers may recall an animated series that was once quite popular in ‘Murica called King of the Hill. One memorable skit from that series was when Hank Hill – best described as a slightly redneck, beer-swilling propane salesman – meets his Asian-looking neighbor and asks him “are you Chinese or Japanese?“, to which […]

Top-10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a very special place in our hearts. It’s the safest place on the planet, with beautiful local people who are shy and endearing, who harbor a fondness for taking pictures of their food, who believe in ghosts, who despise “those uncouth mainlanders”, and who invent some strange cartoon characters – like McDull the […]

7 China Space Startups for Rockets, Satellites

We recently deconstructed an upcoming IPO from NIO, a China-based manufacturer of electric vehicles that hopes to take on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) some day. We noted then that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is gunning for the United States in every technological arena possible, from artificial intelligence to fintech. And while China may be kicking […]

How to Invest in the China Social Credit Score

About a year ago or so, we noticed how emerging technologies and investment opportunities in China are becoming increasingly important for technology investors to stay on top of. There are about 1.3 billion reasons for that, but we’ll list a few here outside of the 10 ways the communist-cum-capitalist country is already beating the United States in […]

5 Chinese Electric Utility Companies to Invest In

We can’t stop talking about how China is kicking America’s ass in just anything they put their minds to lately. This shouldn’t be a big surprise as there are 1.4 billion of them working 9-9-6, as opposed to some of the tools we have here in America who think all those horrible founders in Silicon Valley “work too […]

The Biggest Fintech Company in the World

In our recent article on the 10 Biggest Artificial Intelligence Startups in the World, we noted that half were from China and three out of ten were fintech startups. The large number of fintech startups cropping up in areas such as cross-border payments, retirement planning, and investing platforms, are threatening the traditional banking system as it has […]

6 Startups Selling Retail Automation Solutions with AI

Earlier this year, autonomous retail store Amazon Go opened to much fanfare, which just goes to show you how much we love buying isht. Every organization on the planet—even the 24-hour Elon Musk show known as Futurism—covered the event as if it were a visit by the pope. Headlines declared that the store of the […]

Facial Recognition in China with SenseTime

If you’ve spent any meaningful amount of time in a managerial role, you probably understand the importance of having a team with members who feel comfortable speaking up when they disagree with you. That’s a critical component of high-performing teams, and one you take for granted when you start to manage teams of Chinese people. In addition […]