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The gap between China and US venture capital has narrowed considerably for these two superpowers over the past eight years. 
Some telling data points in 2018: 
China VC investments:  $105 billion
US VC investments: $111 billion
Share of global VC investing today: China 38% / US 40%
  Share of global VC investing - 2010: China 12% /US 66% 
Largest VC deal: $14 billion funding of Jack Ma -controlled Ant Financial.
 # 1 Unicorn: China's  ByteDance valued at $75 billion 
China unicorns: 86
US unicorns: 151 US unicorns 
Chinese VC spending in US: a record $3.2 billion 
Read more at Forbes: China VC Rise 

My next book, "Tech Titans of China" (Hachette imprint, 2019) delves into these trends plus a lot more.  

China direct investment in the US dropped to $4.8 billion in 2018, down 84 percent from $29 billion in 2017 and 90 percent from $46 billion in 2016 -- the lowest level in seven years.  
The decline is due to more  US restrictions on deals in critical technologies and  a Beijing curb on debt-heavy Chinese firms buying up US assets.
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China to US Headwinds


1.  Impact of US-China trade and tech tensions on Sino-US venture fund raising and investment
2. When will the venture bubble burst? 
3. Continued leadership of China tech by the BAT
4. New innovations from China catching VC $
5. Growth of China enterprise market
6. AI revolution + biotech + mobility
7. Promise of 5G technology and VC outlook
8. New China business models catching on in West  
9. Bi-polar US-China venture and tech ecosystem
10 . Predictions for IPOs, VC deals, funds for 2020
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Megvii , the owner of facial recognition developer 
Face ++ is  considering an IPO in Hong Kong that could
net as much as $1 billion.
Wonder if and when China's 
, the largest AI-funded startup will file? 
Matrix India debuts fund III at $300 million, going after consumer segments of the market.     

China at CES: large numbers, lower profile. 
Read ZoZo 
But, at CES, Mobileye, Beijing Public Transport Corpo. and Beijing Beytai announced a collaboration to commercially deploy autonomous public transport services in China. 

China shows it's possible to build a big Internet business without advertising or subscriptions. 
Read Connie Chan, Multimodal 

China is in the midst of a nasty social media crackdown. Paul Mozur for the NY Times

Huawei is contending with a new obstacle: getting technology it developed at a U.S. subsidiary back to China. WSJ

Not So Fast: Can Elon Musk Really Open Tesla's China Gigafactory This Year?   Forbes

China's Richest 2018: Fortunes Fade Amid Trade Friction
 China still won't give Visa and MasterCard market access 6+ yrs after losing WTO case. China UnionPay now has 36% global market share, Visa 32%, MasterCard 20%. Why should the US allow China UnionPay to continue operating in the US? Expert Scott Kennedy, reacting to Financial Times article. 
TechBuzz China talks about  the latest version of WeChat, which adds enhanced sharing of both video and content, which overlaps with Bytedance's core strengths - definitely not a coincidence.