The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters
The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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With Clubhouse blocked, can the audio-only chat phenomenon go mainstream in China?

  • History has shown that the blocking of a foreign internet service in China often leads to the rise of a home-grown version behind Beijing’s Great Firewall
  • Chinese audio apps would likely focus on delivering content related to entertainment rather than political debate, which got Clubhouse blocked in the first place

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The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters
The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [3:49pm, 11 Feb, 2021]

  • [3:49pm, 11 Feb, 2021]

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