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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.

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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." 

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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.”

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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.

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US pans to place restrictions on ZTE

WSJ - “This feels very much like we are clearly in the middle of a technology trade war escalation,” said Chris DeAngelis, a consultant at Beijing-based Alliance Development Group. “ZTE is an important state-influenced company. You’re aiming close to the heart.”

China Aims to Build Its Own Secure Smartphones

WSJ - China is seeking to make its own secure smartphones, in an attempt to insulate its handsets from U.S. surveillance. The effort involves both state-owned companies and some of the country's savvier technology firms and marks the latest step in Beijing's quest to build a homegrown tech industry that cuts out U.S. suppliers.

      Xiaomi China's new phone giant takes aim at world       WSJ  - Entrepreneur Lei Jun’s smartphone startup used social networking to win over Chinese, but can he repeat overseas?  When Xiaomi Corp. launched a new smartphone here in April, there was an air of chaos. Employees were still stuffing gift bags that morning, and a few staffers from Beijing headquarters, pressed for time, arrived on tourist rather than business visas.  Read the full article at  Wall Street Journal        ADG Insights   |   ADG and Clients News   |   ADG Newsletters                     Back to top

Xiaomi China's new phone giant takes aim at world

WSJ - When Xiaomi Corp. launched a new smartphone here in April, there was an air of chaos. Employees were still stuffing gift bags that morning, and a few staffers from Beijing headquarters, pressed for time, arrived on tourist rather than business visas.