Digitally China Podcast: Behind the Hype of China’s Starbucks Challenger, Luckin Coffee

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2:58 AM HKT, Wed October 24, 2018 1 mins read

We’re thrilled to announce a new addition to the RADII podcast family: Digitally China.

This is a brand new bi-weekly podcast hosted by Tom Xiong and Eva Xiao, and produced by Jacob Loven — the first of which you can stream in full below. On each episode, the team will tackle a different timely tech-related topic, providing key insights on all you need to know about innovation in China.

”What a lot of people don’t realize about China’s tech industry is that there are these waves of buzzwords that take over,” says Eva. “So when you read headlines from China’s tech industry, you really have to dig deeper to understand what’s happening on the ground — which is why we’re doing this podcast.”

Eva is an established China-based reporter, whose previous work includes covering China’s technology scene for Tech In Asia. Tom and Jacob are the minds behind Digitala Draken, a hugely successful Swedish-language podcast looking at Chinese innovation. Both have more of a decade of experience from tech companies, Tom being the founder of Move Shanghai based in China and Jacob having previously worked for the unicorn Klarna based in Sweden.

Here’s a trailer for our pilot episode (scroll down to stream the podcast in full):

Our pilot looks at the rise and rise of China’s Starbucks challenger, Luckin Coffee. Is the “digitalisation of coffee” just pure hype or actually something that has value? And just how sustainable is the company’s business model?

To subscribe to this podcast, follow Digitally China on iTunes.

For more on Luckin Coffee’s battle with Starbucks:

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