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Should the West suspect Chinese tech?

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.

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China's Uber has plans to take on the rest of the world

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.

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Google and China’s Tencent Find Being Friends Has Benefits

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.”

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Chinese Ride-Sharing App Didi Raises $4 Billion in New Funding

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.


Apple Picks New Chief for One Its Toughest Markets: China

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.

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After 1,000 Year Slumber, China Vows to Invent Again

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." 


China's startups fill gaps at home, but what about other markets?

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.


Why China's Cities Want Stricter Rules For Its $73B Ride-Hailing Market

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.


How Uber Rival's Founder Won Friends and Influenced Beijing

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.”


Tim Cook, in China, Seeks to Stem Apple's Losses

wsj"He has to be really friendly with the government,” said Chris DeAngelis, general manager of tech consultancy ADG, noting Apple’s efforts to expand in Chinese sectors such as mobile payments, that are difficult for foreign companies to enter.