Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Kaiser Kuo is the host of the Sinica podcast, a weekly show on Chinese current affairs, and an editor-at-large of SupChina, a China-focused media platform. From 2010 to 2016, Kuo worked as the director of International Communications for Baidu, the Chinese internet giant. Prior to that, he worked as the technology correspondent for Red Herring and as the director of digital strategy in China for Ogilvy & Mather. Kuo, who was born in the United States, started out his career as a rock musician in China, including as a member of the heavy metal bands Tang Dynasty and Spring and Autumn. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an M.A. from the University of Arizona. In this lightly edited interview, we discussed the U.S.-China tech competition, the evolution of the Chinese tech scene, the world of podcasting, and Kuo’s long-gone rock star days. Kaiser KuoIllustration by Lauren Crow Q: You recently wrote a fascinating piece about the connectionSubscribe, register or login to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.