Shortly after the English-language version of the Global Times reported on censorship on Sina...
by Scott Greene | Mar 18, 2013
After an annual CCTV program last Friday criticized Apple for charging Chinese customers a fee to replace the back cover of iPhones, a service offered free of charge in other countries, netizens took to Sina Weibo to discuss the...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 10, 2013
China's State Council has submitted widely-anticipated plans for the restructuring of several government agencies to the National People's Congress. The seventh such initiative in the past 30 years, the new plan aims to battle...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 27, 2012
As the season of lists gets underway, Foreign Policy has released its ranking of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012. Fresh from his coronation as GQ magazine's Rebel of the Year, and leading the Chinese contingent at number 9,...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 6, 2012
US ambassador to China Gary Locke has once again made headlines with his customary frugality, flying coach to the Boao Forum on Hainan and declining to stay at the conference's official hotel, whose room prices were triple his...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 1, 2011
In 2009, when Kai-fu Lee, the head of Google's operations in China, announced his resignation, he also announced the formation of a new venture to fund Internet start-ups in the country. His company, Innovation Works, has just...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 13, 2009
Kaifu Lee (李开复) was the founding president of Google China, serving from July 2005 until September 4, 2009. He is currently the CEO of Innovation Works. His Twitter account had 733,906 followers at the time this blog post is...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 6, 2009
Reuters reports on plans for Kai-fu Lee, who recently resigned as Google's China head: Kai-fu Lee, Google Inc's former China chief who quit the search giant this week, said on Sunday he will launch his own business next week to...
by Michael Zhao | May 8, 2007
A two-piece feature on Google China’s bumpy year and its aspiration to claw its way back in soon-to-be-the-largest Internet market in the world. From China’s Caijing magazine: Schmidt has a favorite story that sheds light on why Google attracts many of the best and brightest. He tells about a hesitant Chinese applicant who was torn […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 20, 2006
The New York Times Magazine will have a lengthy article about Google in China this weekend. A preview is available on their website (link): For many young people in China, Kai-Fu Lee is a celebrity. Not quite on the level of a movie star like Edison Chen or the singers in the boy band F4, […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 23, 2005
From Macworld.com: 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2005
From CNet News: A former Microsoft executive can immediately begin recruiting staff for a Google development center in China, rather than waiting until after a January trial, a Washington state judge ruled Tuesday. Microsoft had asked the King County Superior Court to extend a temporary order banning Kai-Fu Lee from starting the work he was […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 7, 2005
From the BBC: Microsoft’s failures in the Chinese market prompted a key employee to defect to search engine firm Google, a US court heard during testimony. Former Microsoft vice-president Kai-Fu Lee is at the centre of a bitter employment wrangle after he was hired by Google to set up a research centre. This topic on […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 29, 2005
From China Economic Net: A US judge is to decide whether to issue an order barring a former Microsoft executive from heading computer industry rival Google’s planned China research center, court officials said, AFP reported. Microsoft attorneys have asked a judge in the western state of Washington to stop Lee Kai-Fu from doing the job […]
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