foreign IT companies



Will Facebook Enter China?

As Facebook is set the launch the most-anticipated IPO in years, observers are wondering if and when the company will attempt to enter the China market. From BBC: Analysts say the longer Facebook takes to enter China, the harder...

China's Apple Fans Lament Cult Figure Jobs' Resignation

Yesterday’s announcement by Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple, that he was retiring effective immediately had a ripple effect that went far beyond Cupertino. Apple products have gained a wide following in China in...

New York Times: Enabling China

An editorial in the New York Times calls for legislation restricting the work of American technology companies in China: After Yahoo handed over data five years ago about a Chinese journalist who was condemned to 10 years in...

Donald Clarke: Who Owns the Chinese Internet?

In an article in Caixin, George Washington University Law Professor Donald Clarke looks at the contractual role of foreign IT companies operating in China: An article recently published in Xuexi Shibao (Study Times), an organ of...

China’s Social Network RenRen is no Facebook

An article in Forbes compares Facebook, which is set to launch in China, to Renren, the Chinese equivalent: For starters, Goldman Sachs estimates Facebook is worth $50 billion worldwide. RenRen, which is hoping to beat Facebook...



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