Joshua Bateman

Joshua Bateman

Joshua Bateman is based in Greater China. He has covered a variety of topics related to Asia including investing, entrepreneurship, renewable energy, agriculture, gaming, sports, art, and Chinese consumption trends.

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In China, lowly vending machines are transforming into smart storefronts

China is revitalizing the vending machine to offer everything from food to household goods. In the future, you may also buy a car from one. See how they are also changing from dumb terminals to smart kiosks.
Emerging Tech

Inside the creative maker spaces proving China can do more than manufacture

We tagged along with the founder of a Shenzhen-based makerspace to get a taste of what it’s like to bring an idea to life in the Mecca of electronics manufacturing

Puff, Puff, recharge. E-cigarettes are booming, and China is ground zero

The e-cigarette industry is growing rapidly, and China is at the epicenter. Inside the three-day eCig Expo, vendors show off new wares, do business, and discuss the opportunities – and challenges – of selling the world a new way to…

We flew to Shenzhen to experience China’s insane electronics bazaar firsthand

We’ve all bought gadgets for too-good-to-be-true prices from Chinese online retailers, but what do these places even look like behind the screen? We flew to Shenzhen to find out.