Nov 27, 2020
In episode 336, Eugene Tang, business editor from the South
China Morning Post (SCMP) joined us to discuss the China Fintech
Report 2020 where he dissect the latest important trends in the
fintech market. Eugene started the conversation with a story of his
career and interesting learnings in his journey. From there, he
dived into the key themes of the China Fintech Report 2020, from
explaining how the fintech space in China are currently dominated
by the tech giants in China, the impact of AI in the industry and
most important, what the new digital cryptocurrency launched by
China would mean for its domestic economy and the rest of the
Here are the interesting show notes and links to the
- Eugene Tang (LinkedIn),
Business Editor, South China Morning Post (or SCMP in short)
is your current role and responsibilities as the business editor
for South China Morning Post?
did you get started in your career?
your career journey, what are the key learnings you can share with
China Fintech Report 2020 by
SCMP (Promo Code for 20%
are the key themes for the China Fintech Report
is the intended audience for the report?
start with the key observations, in the report, the tech giants in
China for example, Alibaba Group, Tencent and Baidu and JD and Ping
An are currently leading in the fintech race. Can you explain how
these companies have built their digital only banks and help to
broaden economic development with micro loans to customers and
extending credit to SMEs?
are the underlying technologies in China Fintech that have helped
to propel their advances in the past few years, for example in the
do you see artificial intelligence (AI) influence fintech growth?
Can you provide any examples that are stated in the report (for
example MYBank and Daokou Fintech)?
- Global expansion for Chinese fintechs has been
ongoing in the recent years. Can you expand on how fintech in China
can help different parts of the world, specifically in broadening
you discuss the state of blockchain technology in China and the
vision for China to establish the first central bank issued digital
are the implications for the Chinese economy as of when and if the
digital currency is launched?
are the regulatory shifts for Chinese fintechs?
are the new rules in play that will change the landscape in the
- Recently, the Ant IPO has been delayed because
of the clash with the financial regulatory body in China. Can you
offer your perspectives on the issue?
will be the key challenges for Chinese Fintech in the year
you recommend a book, movie, podcast or anything which have
inspired you recently?
can your audience find you?
Editor's Note: SCMP has kindly offered a
20% discount for the China Fintech Report 2020 to all listeners
of Analyse Asia podcast and please click on this link and enter the
The show is hosted and produced by Carol Yin (@CarolYujiaYin) and
originally created by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong, Linkedin). Sound
credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, "The Beginning" from
Red Cliff Soundtrack.