Despite unclear connection from the title, it's actually a good contextual background on industry in general.
Thank you for this recommendation!
I guess he can always say "people I know in Silicone Valley." But that would sound like Trump's exaggeration/lying. Besides, what if those "people" are actually his friends. I will be very surprised if he and Kai-Fu Lee are not friends. Silicone Valley is littered with people with Asian persuasion, be it East or South. If he kept his mouth shut about his relationships there, then you can imagine some people accusing him of trying to cover up his "techbro" cred. Anyway, transparency is the best policy.
Edit: BTW, Yang is not a techbro. Not sure why people think he is.
I STRONGLY recommend reading his book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. https://www.amazon.com/AI-Superpowers-China-Silicon-Valley/dp/132854639X
Also, I think that Kai-fu Lee would make an excellent US Ambassador to China under President Yang
which I can really recommend it has given me a completely new appreciation for the term competition.