Google’s Kai-Fu Lee hits the ground running in China – Sumner Lemon


Once a U.S. judge ruled that he could begin work for Google Inc., former Microsoft Corp. executive Kai-Fu Lee didn’t waste any time getting started on his search for researchers to staff Google’s planned research and development (R&D) center in China, a company spokeswoman said Friday…

Google, which has a representative office in Shanghai, is just getting started in China and the hiring of Lee, who is highly respected in China as an academic, is seen by industry observers as a boost to its efforts here.

Frost would not comment on specifics of the R&D center that Google plans to open in China, including where the center will be located and how many staff it is expected to employ. However, the official China Daily newspaper quoted Lee as saying the company hoped to hire 50 college graduates this year to work at the center.


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