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Tech Titans of China

How China's Tech Sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global

Rebecca Fannin


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Sliver award winner in International Business/Globalization 2020 Axiom Business Book Awards

The rise of China's tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning. This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is. Fannin, an expert on China, is an internationally-recognized journalist, author and speaker. She hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in cashing in on the Chinese tech industry. In this illuminating book, she provides readers with the ammunition they need to prepare and compete.

Featuring detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China's grab for super power status, and predictions for China's tech dominance in just 10 years.

Praise For Tech Titans of China: How China's Tech Sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global

This landmark book explores and explains how China is rushing to define the future of commercial technology.—James McGregor, author, One Billion Customers: Lessons From the Front Lines of Doing Business in China

Tech Titans of China is the most complete and updated chronicle of China's meteoric rise from imitator to innovator in the past decade.—Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures and author of bestseller AI Superpowers

Those who do not learn from their competitors are doomed. We need this book.—Ken Wilcox, Chairman of the Board, Asia Society Northern California, and Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Bank

Tech Titans of China is a fascinating read, and will quickly become the go-to resource to know who the key players are and how China's tech sector is giving the US a run for its money.—Dorinda Elliott, SVP, China Institute; former Beijing bureau chief, Newsweek

Very few people know more about the rise of China as a competitor to the US than Rebecca Fannin. Tech Titans of China clearly lays out the battle for world supremacy.—Harry Edelson, Chairman, China Investment Group

Rebecca Fannin has done us all a great service, to de-mystify the Chinese tech scene.—Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council

A great informative read on China's technological prowess without the cost of hiring your own consultant.—Ronald M. Schramm, PhD; author, The Chinese Macroeconomy and Financial System; Visiting Assoc. Prof., Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and CEIBS, Shanghai

This energetic and entertaining book guides us through the Chinese tech jungle. With the US and China facing off as tech rivals, this book is essential reading to understand what is at stake.—John L. Holden, Senior Director, McLarty Associates; past president, National Committee on US-China Relations

The must-read book for anyone who cares about where tech is about to go over the next decade and introduces to us how the Chinese ecosystem works and the players in it.—Robert Scoble, Futurist

Rebecca's Tech Titans of China gives us all an insiders' ring side seat into this dynamic and growing power.—Brian Cohen, Chairman Emeritus, New York Angels

Rebecca Fannin's insightful and timely analysis of the rise of Chinese tech and innovation is must reading for every entrepreneur and investor. If you want to understand what is at stake in the looming trade war between the US and China and how it will definitely transform your business, then get this book now.—Jon Medved, CEO, OurCrowd

Tech Titans of China is a must read to understand the entrepreneurial dynamics and business model innovations of China's leading tech companies and how they will transform the world as they go global.—Poh Kam Wong, Professor, NUS Business School and Senior Director, NUS Enterprise

More often than not, Rebecca Fannin has the first line on players in China's "new economy" for those of us keeping score at home.—Tim Ferguson, Former Editor, Forbes Asia

Global innovation expert and China guru Rebecca Fannin has penned a brilliant, information-packed, cogent and engaging volume that is a must read.—Jerry Haar and Ricardo Ernst, professors at Florida International University and Georgetown, respectively, and co-authors of Innovation in Emerging Markets

Tech Titans of China gives us a very clear and concrete China innovation 101, and lays out how China tech giants are creating their own technology universe.—Edith Young, Creator of China Internet Report, Partner at Proof of Capital and 500 Startups

If you care about the future of innovation, then this is an absolute must read book.—Mike Grandinetti, Faculty Chairman, Rutgers Leading Disruptive Innovation Executive Program; Faculty Member, MIT Enterprise Forum Startup Founders Program

Whatever the debate may be about Chinese government policies, no one should believe that China's private companies aren't innovative. Rebecca Fannin's new book couldn't be more timely.—Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institution

An eye-opening book.—Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow and Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Engineering; Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School

Nicholas Brealey, 9781529374490, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

About the Author

Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation and the founder and Silicon Dragon Ventures, a media and events platform with a weekly newsletter, videos and a podcast. She hosts tech innovation and investment forums in several key hubs globally: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tel Aviv. As a technology writer, author and media entrepreneur, she began her career as a journalist in Silicon Valley. She was one of the first American journalists to write about China's entrepreneurial boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Rebecca's journalistic career has taken her to the world's leading hubs of tech innovation, and her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review,Fast Company and Inc. Today, Rebecca pens a weekly column for Forbes, and is a special correspondent for