wsj - “They have a special place where they’ve essentially been given a kind of approval by the government,” said Chris DeAngelis, China general manager for Alliance Development Group, a business consultancy.
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Bradenton Herald - "If you go to a bank, you want a person, right? If you're in the office and you're like, I don't want to go a bank, you'll just go online," says Chris DeAngelis, manager of Beijing-based technology consultancy Alliance Development Group. "There's nothing that changes the world here."
BBC - Granted, these are two different issues, but the incidents highlight one glaring fact: the West is increasingly suspicious of Chinese tech. That suspicion is complicated by the current "geopolitical tension", says Chris DeAngelis of the ADG group in Beijing. Regardless of whether there is truth to the national security concerns, the real issue, he says, is that the US and the UK want to ensure the survival of globally competitive firms that compete with ZTE. The geopolitical tension Mr DeAngelis is referring to is the ongoing trade row between the US and China.
BBC - "This is not old China. This is a new generation, " says Chris DeAngelis, who routinely advises Western companies coming into China. "The US needs to wake up because right now, we're going to get our asses kicked basically," adds Chris, speaking of the prowess that Chinese tech firms such as Didi have over American ones.
wsj - “China has no real alternative to Qualcomm globally in terms of high-end chips,” said Chris DeAngelis, general manager at tech advisory firm Alliance Development Group in Beijing.
wsj - Chris DeAngelis, China general manager for technology consultancy Alliance Development Group, sees the tie-up with Google as a sign of Tencent’s global ambitions. “It represents that China’s technology giants have grown up,” Mr. DeAngelis said. “Tencent is now a global player.”
Forbes - When it comes to Google, the commercial benefits remain to be seen. For now, the AI center in Beijing is more about collecting data, which is plentiful in the world’s most populous country and critical to the training of smart machines, says Chris DeAngelis, general manager of Beijing-based consultancy Alliance Development Group.
wsj - “The penetration of the average user is so much greater in China than in the U.S., so you actually could argue Didi is much better positioned from a perspective of training autonomous vehicles,” said Chris DeAngelis, general manager of consultancy at Alliance Development Group.
Forbes - “They [Chinese authorities] are trying to make it harder for people,” said Chris DeAngelis, general manager at consultancy Alliance Development Group, “but to fully stop it is very hard."
foxbusiness - "So many companies get the market wrong, so to have somebody who is from China, understands Apple and has a real leadership role is a really smart move," said Chris DeAngelis, Beijing-based general manager of Alliance Development Group, which advises companies on China market strategies.
foxbusiness - "It's clear that this is now being enforced across the board," said Chris DeAngelis, Beijing-based general manager of consultancy Alliance Development Group. "Any cloud-based company coming into China has to have a local operating partner."
wsj - "How many people do you need to be creative or innovative? Do you need a nation of Steve Jobs? You just need one of them," says Chris DeAngelis, Beijing-based General Manager of consultancy Alliance Development Group. "China's got five times the population of the U.S. That's enough."
PaymentsSource - These companies have integrated just about everything from paying friends to requesting taxis to purchasing goods on marketplaces into their “super apps,” said Chris DeAngelis, the general manager of Alliance Development Group’s (ADG) team in China. ADG helps companies in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada expand into China.
Forbes - The final versions are likely to be moderated, as authorities and companies continue to negotiate rules acceptable to both sides, says Chris DeAngelis, general manager of consultancy Alliance Development Group, which helps western companies expand in China.
“I see this as more of a reminder to the industry that they are being monitored closely and they should continue to develop along the lines outlined in the draft regulations or their lives could become more difficult,” DeAngelis said.
Forbes - Having business contacts on what is supposed to be a personal app like WeChat is just one way to build relationships in the country, says Chris DeAngelis, general manager at consultancy Alliance Development Group, which helps western technology companies expand in China.
wsj - “It is unprecedented for all three internet giants to come together to create a China powerhouse in the sector,” said Chris DeAngelis, general manager of consultancy ADG, which helps Western technology companies expand in China. “The game has been won.”