10 China Tech Podcasts You Should Follow

George Godula
Apr 19, 2018 · 5 min read
Preaching to the choir is easy — but are YOU listening?

I’ve previously written about my favorite general business podcasts and listening habits here. Below now is a collection of special China Internet & E-commerce related podcasts. Several of these have just sprung up in recent months and reflect the growing interest in the Western world on what is happening in the Chinese technology and “New Retail” space.

A. Purely China focused Podcasts

1. 996 Podcast with GGV Ventures

Just a few months old and already my favorite. Hosted by VC firm GGV capital’s Hans Tung and Zara Zhang, co-produced by Sinica. The name 996 refers the work ethics in Chinese startups 9am — 9pm, 6 days a week.

2. Node Worthy by TechNode

Started by Gang Lu, TechNode is the leading English language publication on China tech news and also the official partner of Techcrunch in China. This podcast covers their weekly top stories.

3. China Tech Talk by TechNode & ChinaChannel

China Tech Talk is a weekly podcast about what is happening in China’s technology and startup ecosystems. The show is a TechNode and ChinaChannel co-production, hosted by John Artman, Editor-in-Chief of TechNode English and Matthew Brennan, founder of China Channel.

4. China Digital Marketing Podcast by Thomas Graziani & Andrew Schorr

The China Digital Marketing Podcast is a show where local China-based experts give practical advice on how to promote your business online in China. Hosted by Walk the Chat CEO Thomas Graziani and Andrew Schorr, CEO at Grata.

5. The China Startup Pulse by Ryan Shuken and SOSV

The China Startup Pulse is a podcast designed to give startup enthusiasts from around the world a behind the scenes and on-the-ground understanding of what’s happening in China’s startup ecosystem every week. Run by Chinaccelerator and SOSV, founded by Ryan Shuken& Todd Embley and hosted by Ryan Shuken, William Bao Bean and Oscar Ramos.

6. TechBuzz China by Pandaily

The latest addition to the China tech podcast roster, hosted by former 500 Startups China Partner and Euzen Labs founder Rui Ma and Forbes contributor Ying-Ying Lu. Weekly, ~15min English content focused on top China tech headlines, with a personalized viewpoint of two experienced China tech watchers.

7. Sinica Podcast by SupChina

An absolute must-listen for anyone interested or dealing with China in whatever capacity: A weekly discussion of not only technology but a wide range of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers and business people about the country that’s reshaping the world. Produced by SupChina and hosted by old China Hands Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.

B. Asia Tech Podcasts that also cover China

8. Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong is a weekly podcast dedicated to the pulse of technology, business and media in Asia. Frequent interviews with thought leaders and leading industry players across the region including China. Bernard is a well respected and experienced senior executive, serial entrepreneur & early stage investor and currently Head of Airbus Aerial for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

9. Asia Tech Podcast by Graham D Brown

The Asia Tech Podcast by Graham D Brown out of Japan has established itself as one of the dominant voices of the Asian tech ecosystem with over 200 episodes published to date. Weekly roundup of the key tech trends in Asia focusing on the latest mega and meta trends that impact Asia from an investment and consumer perspective with frequent coverage of China related topics.

10. The Jay Jim Show: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Startups

Hosted by Hong Kong based investor Jay Kim. Weekly interviews with some of Asia’s most successful Entrepreneurs, Investors, Founders, and Thought Leaders to catalogue their entrepreneurial journey, review critical lessons learned, and divulge secrets to success. Occasional guests from or active in Mainland China.

Bonus: RISE Conf by RISE Conference

Podcast by Casey Lau and the producers behind RISE and Web Summit in Hong Kong. In just a short time RISE has established itself as the biggest tech conference in Asia. The podcast sofar only published 3 episodes and is infrequently updated but we can hopefully expect more content again after their upcoming July 2018 event. Past episodes feature among others long-time China serial entrepreneur and now turned investor Fritz Demopulos.

Did I miss any relevant China tech podcasts? What are your favorites, why and what is your favorite episode respectively? Let me know in the comments!

George Godula

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China-based Tech Entrepreneur & Angel Investor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgegodula/, Twitter: @polymathochist

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