• Discussing the Leading China - Global Business Issues

    The word “Ganbei” (干杯) means “Cheers” and in a Chinese business context is a gesture often done to celebrate a new deal or partnership. Our show recognizes that ongoing China - Global business integration issues are plenty, and there needs to be an outlet for real working professionals to discuss them in a thoughtful, patient setting. We're not looking to get into contentious discussions on the "why" part of this story, we are looking to focus on the impact and how businesses adapt. Let's get to it.

  • Interviews

    We dive deep into China business topics with leading executives.

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    Liky Sutikno

    The China - Indonesia Trade Relationship.

     

    When you look at the actual origin of investment flows, China is now the biggest investor in Indonesia. We talk with Liky Sutikno, Chair of the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China (Inacham) on how Chinese (and other) manufacturers are diversifying out of China and finding relatively young and affordable Indonesian labor as an attractive alternative.

     

    And how Indonesia is implementing policies to make itself more competitive for such investments.

     

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    How Chinese Companies Succeed in India

    We interview Lishuang Chen, Founder & CEO at A&J Consulting International.

    On how Chinese brands are viewed in India these days, how Chinese companies localize, how management styles need to adapt, and how Chinese companies navigate India’s historically difficult regulatory environment?

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    Benny Chen

    Tapping China Synergies: Benny Chen of BAce Capital

     

    The joint Sino Indo Tekno series continues with Benny Chen of BAce Capital and formerly of Ant Financial. Alan Hellawell of the Indo-Tekno Podcast and Ganbei host Art Dicker dive into Chinese VC investment synergies in Indonesia and India.

     

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    Cameron Johnson

    We talk with Cameron Johnson, Partner at Tidalwave and APAC Strategy Head at FAO Global. Cameron was the Asia General Manager at a leading carbon fiber company for 7 of his 20 years in China. On managing supply chain concentration risk and how digitally-powered manufacturing is helping give Chinese manufacturers a continued edge.

     

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    Brian Fleming

    We are joined by Brian Fleming, Member at Miller & Chevalier and former DOJ attorney working on CFIUS cases. Brian and Art discuss the recent Executive Orders restricting the use of WeChat and TikTok and the ongoing discussions about a potential sale of TikTok and the concurrent CFIUS investigation.

     

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    Tyo Guritno

    Comparing the Podcast Markets in China and Indonesia

     

    The joint Sino Indo Tekno series continues with Tyo Guritno, founder of leading Indonesia podcasting platform Inspigo. Alan Hellawell of the Indo-Tekno Podcast and Ganbei host Art Dicker dive into a comparison of the two podcast markets.

     

     

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    Helen Wong

    The China-Indonesia Connection with Helen Wong

     

    In this first of a series of collaboration with our good friend Alan Hellawell's Indo-Tekno Podcast, we interview Helen Wong, Partner at Qiming Venture Partners on their investment strategy in Southeast Asia. Specifically on Indonesia and how China tech, business models, and other lessons learned from Chinese internet players are being applied to emerging markets like Indonesia now.

     

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    Momo Estrella

    We talk with Momo Estrella, Head of Digital Design at IKEA China. Momo was previously Senior Design Lead at IDEO in Shanghai.

     

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    We talk with the often-quoted authority on KOL marketing in China, Elijah Whaley, CMO at Parklu about how brands work with KOLs in China.

     

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    Paul Lin

    We talk with Paul Lin, long-time China resident and chair of the Marketing Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce. On e-commerce trends and how brands reach consumers before and after COVID-19.

     

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  • Roundtable

    A rapid fire discussion among long-time China hands on the hot issues of the day

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    The Early Days of

    Airbnb China

    In the wake of the recent IPO, we interview three early members of the Airbnb China team on how Airbnb found and stuck to its core advantages against an array of local competitors. And how it managed to emerge as a rare Western tech startup success story in China.

     

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    Or search Ganbei on any major podcast platform.

    The Future of Foreign Investment in China

    -Paul Lin - Brand Marketing Consultant at Xavor Corporation and Chair of the Marketing Committee at Amcham Shanghai
    -Nicolas Bahmanyar, Senior Consultant at LEAF, a French law firm in China
    -Thomas Greb, Partner at Olivar & Greb Capital Management

    We dissect the consumer, tech, and financial services sectors and give feedback based on what we are seeing with our actual clients here in China. We also unpack the latest Amcham Shanghai China Business Report and try to explain the reasons behind the trends in business climate satisfaction and concerns multinational companies are voicing here.

     

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    The Ant Financial IPO

    -James Hull, Founder of Hullx and co-host of the China Tech Investor Podcast
    -Brian Fleming, Member at Miller & Chevalier, co-host of the podcast EMBARGOED!
    -Jemma Xu 许佳莹, Co-Founder at RedBlock Capital

     

    -James breaks down the business units of Ant and their competitive strengths.
    -Jemma walks us through China’s new digital currency, DCEP, as a potential threat.
    -Brian, on some of the past failures of Ant to expand into the US and potential to be on the US Commerce Department “Entity List”.

     

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    A Deep Dive on Huawei

    Roundtable discussion with Nalin Balan, formerly at Cadence Design Systems; Nicolas Bahmanyar – Senior Consultant on Data Privacy at LEAF, and Nathaniel Rushforth – Cybersecurity & Data Compliance Specialist at Da Wo Law Firm.

     

    Part 1 - The Rule Explained

     

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    Part 2 - Effect on Huawei’s Business and Tech

     

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    Part 3 - China Response and Impact on US Tech

     

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  • Opinions

    The Latest Trends in China Business from Our Contributors

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    Yichan Cai is a strategy consultant and Head of Community at FunKeyB, and a contributing writer at Ganbei. She has a bachelor of engineering in Aerospace from the University of Sheffield in the UK, and is earning her MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute. This article is a contribution...
    TikTok has recently been banned in India on national security grounds amid rising political tensions between China and India. Officials in Washington, DC, including U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have also been focusing on TikTok because of its Chinese ownership. TikTok will ultimately be...
    (As originally published in China-US Focus)   The US Senate has passed a bill restricting IPOs of Chinese firms on US exchanges. The drumbeat escalated last month in light of the recent fraudulent activity at Luckin Coffee. With both political parties looking to appear tough on China in this...
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  • About Us

    Art Dicker

    Who We Are

    Art Dicker is the Host of "Ganbei" and Jason Hu is the chief Advisor. Both are seasoned China business executives with a passion for producing high-quality business content that is both timely and useful.

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    Our Mission

    Ganbei is trying to solve the problem that people all too quickly are forced to somehow chose sides in the narrative on China’s growing importance in global business. We see mainstream and especially social media as contributing to this problem. The loudest voices on the airwaves and in cyberspace drown out the more patient ones on these issues, and we want to see that changed.

     

    We stick to business – specifically how China's integration with the global business world will go in version 2.0, and what will the impact be to real businesses.

     

    What makes us different from all the other China-focused shows? Simple. Many of our contributors live and work in China. While there is an important role for traditional media and podcast guests like journalists and experts from academia or Washington, D.C. think tanks to play, the vast majority of our contributors are themselves people with real businesses experience in China.

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