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Jonathan Qiu, Fosun RZ
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January 14, 4-6pm
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Silicon Dragon Predictions for 2019 
with thanks to contributors from the VC landscape: 
Edith Yeung, 500 Startups, Kyle Lui and David Cheng of DCM Ventures; Shiva Venkatraman, Varidus

Here's a sampling: 
Drone-based taxi services will emerge in major congested cities.
China's social credit system will go mainstream this year and could lead other nations to follow. 
Alibaba and Tencent will enhance their enterprise offerings. 
Biotech will expand at an exponential rate in China. 
See more here: 

Stay tuned for my own list of predictions next week, to kick off the New Year. 
And don't miss our look back at the biggest happenings in 2018. 

 Futu, a Hong Kong-based fintech company, has filed to go public, looking to rise $300 million. 

Tencent-backed Yuanfudao raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation. 

Bain Capital brings in $4.7 billion for latest Asian fund. 

One Belt, One Road, One Big Mistake 
China's signature foreign-policy project is a failure that the U.S. shouldn't copy. Ignore the hype: For the Chinese, this initiative has been a strategic blunder.

Investors cooling on Chinese technology startups. WSJ

BUT, thousands of Chinese tech companies raised a record $69.4 billion in 2018, up 63 percent from 2017, according to CBI Insights.  
  Silicon Dragon: China, Tech Race, Jack Ma, Leadership 
Tune in to hear interview by Inside Asia host     

Tencent battles with Alibaba for China's E-commerce Market  Dec. 8

A Second Silicon Valley Rattle the US Tech Elite and DC

Social Commerce Upstart Pinduoduo Puts China Tech Giants On Guard

Starbucks Tries Out New Digitalized Retail In China
Nov. 12

Chinese Tech Giant Meituan Focuses on a Food-Plus Super App to Up the Ante with Alibaba

What Makes 
GGV Capital 

Alibaba Beats  Amazon To New Digital Retail Trend

Challenges Facing Next Tech Leader at Alibaba
Sept. 9