226: John Artman – China Tech Talk

226: John Artman – China Tech Talk

 

Podcast highlights:

  • [16:00] How moving around when you're young impacts future life. What kind of skills are required to adapt to new places and new people in Asia?
  • [32:00] People's concerns and objections using technologies, mobile payment systems like WeChat in Asia. The contrast between WeChat and Whatsapp. Is this the result of protectionism?
  • [48:00] John Artman shares a 5 day itinerary of places in China that will that will blow your mind. We also discuss the vast differences within China, eg between Beijing and Shanghai.

Podcast notes:

  • [00:05] Welcome John Artman, Editor in Chief of Tech Note and the Co-Host of The China Tech Talk Podcast to Asia Tech Podcast Stories.
  • [03:00] John Artman's background, how he found his way to China, how it became his home and what he hoped to accomplish there.
  • [06:00] John Artman's beliefs and the influence of eastern philosophies. How has the mix of American and Eastern culture in his life changed his outlook living as a foreigner in China?
  • [10:00] Coping with the traffic in China and perfecting Chinese communication skills.
  • [13:00] The troubles some foreigners go through in Asia. Culture Shock! The key to making China work is the people you hang around with. Choose wisely.
  • [16:00] How moving around when you're young impacts future life. What kind of skills are required to adapt to new places and new people in Asia?
  • [20:00] Being an outsider in China. John Artman's history and experience working with China Radio.
  • [27:00] Chinese society and what's going on with the China Tech Talk podcast. John Artman's partner Matt and what he finds interesting about the podcast that keeps him going.
  • [32:00] People's concerns and objections using technologies, mobile payment systems like WeChat in Asia. The contrast between WeChat and Whatsapp. Is this the result of protectionism?
  • [38:00] The evolution of WeChat in comparison to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Chinese technology market, people's mindset and the overall competitive environment.
  • [43:00] The loyalty of Chinese consumers. Do they stay loyal to one platform provider like TenCent or Alibaba? A brief discussion on Pony Ma, the CEO of Tencent.
  • [48:00] John Artman shares a 5 day itinerary of places in China that will that will blow your mind. We also discuss the vast differences within China, eg between Beijing and Shanghai.
  • [54:00] A look at current projects and John shares his contact info.