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Inside Asia

Aug 31, 2018

Rebecca Fannin wrote Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race more than 10 years ago, at a time when both China’s tech companies were on the rise—and the future was unclear. She’s my guest this episode, and her account of those days is fascinating—and not simply a matter of early entry and good luck.

Aug 23, 2018

William Overholt and I first met almost thirty years ago, way back in 1991 when I was a cub reporter with the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. He was then working in investment banking, though it was already clear then that he would be more than that. Bill is a thinker. Someone with the uncanny ability to draw...

Aug 10, 2018

This is not the take on artificial intelligence (AI) that you’re going to find in the popular media or on corporate websites. Most everyone is thrilled about what AI can and might do someday soon. Self-driving cars, remotely controlled delivery vehicles, homes that clean and restock themselves automatically, medical...

Aug 6, 2018

We’ve been talking about the impending US/China trade war now it appears our worse fears are coming true. President Trump has followed through with $250 billion in tariffs impacting over 6,000 China-made products—with, apparently, more to come. China has retaliated with its own set of tariffs. No one can say where...