Chinese Web Video Rivals To Merge

US-listed Chinese online video rivals and Tudou unveiled merger plans Monday in a deal worth approximately $1 billion, according to Bloomberg: The proposed deal will strengthen the new company’s ability to compete with...

Learning to Live With Corruption

At Forbes, Shaun Rein argues that change must come from within: What resulted when Google publicly shamed the Chinese government? Greater mistrust of foreign Internet businesses and greater Internet regulation. Can you blame the...

Why China’s Web Copycats Succeed

Paul Delinger gives some background on why copycat Chinese Internet applications can flourish, for China Tracker: When it comes to Internet and mobile application development, it is often said that the most popular model is...

Booming Demand for TV on the Internet in China

The New York Times reports on the online video market in China: While Internet TV in the United States is in a nascent state, in China, it is already drawing a huge share of the world’s biggest Internet market, where an...

The Man Behind the Chinese Equivalent of YouTube

The L.A. Times’ profile of Victor Koo, the founder of But please don’t call it YouTube: Less than a third of Youku’s content is user-generated, setting it apart from the U.S. video-sharing mega-site....

China Licenses Online-Video Site

From Wall Street Journal: Chinese online-video site said it has received a long-awaited license from China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, in a sign that China’s government may not...



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