Last year, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt warned of “a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and...
foreign IT companies
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 2, 2015
The Wall Street Journal reports that exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu’s Facebook account has...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2013
While in Hong Kong for the annual Wikimania conference, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales told the Wall Street Journal that he will not censor his site in order to enter China: Since early June, in the lead-up to the anniversary...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 7, 2012
Reuters analyses Facebook’s chances for success if the company does decide to pursue the China market and concludes that they are slim: Facebook said last week it was contemplating re-entering China, the world’s...
by compco | Aug 25, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 16, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 13, 2011
The San Jose Mercury News looks at the many hurdles facing Facebook as it approaches the China market, including competition from local companies which were willing to gather to sing revolutionary songs to commemorate the...
by Sophie Beach | May 1, 2011
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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