Audio apps rise in China, as Beijing listens in

BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) – The brief rise and fall of US audio drop-in app Clubhouse in China reflects the country’s big potential, but also the unique challenges facing audio-app makers seeking to tap it.

Back in February, the original Clubhouse – which lets users chat on topics in real time using ad hoc online groups – became an overnight sensation in the world’s largest internet market, and quickly spawned a generation of imitators.

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