Shortly after the English-language version of the Global Times reported on censorship on Sina...
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...
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...
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...
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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- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods