Don’t Quote Me (On Clarity in China)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Google announcement about their Chinese (.cn) site kept many China watchers awake through the early hours (in China), and has resulted in many, many, many comments. It has been a struggle to select one for our “Don’t Quote Me” series, but Google’s Sergey Brin has stepped up to the plate, with the help of […]

Google, Rio Tinto & The China Business Environment

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Two stories – Google’s exit, and Rio Tinto’s trial – have dominated the China business news over the past week(s). While the cases are very different (see some links below this post), they have appeared together in many reports, and conversations. This is because they both relate to foreign firms facing problems in China, and […]

Google.cn.R.I.P?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Update 22/03/10: – Google News… RT @rmack: RT @mranti: RT @LEMONed: breaking: g.cn gets redirected to google.com.hk!! – RT @niubi: Official Google Blog: A new approach to China: an update http://bit.ly/9fJhW7 ————- We have already given some coverage to the Google China story, and will continue to as it is a) educational and b) entertaining. […]

Google.cn: Searching for Solutions

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Go on, Google “Google China”, and see what comes up…plenty of news covering a lot of common issues, including the trials and tribulations of good vs evil, censorship vs freedom, compliance & complaints, localization vs long-distance management, protectionism vs free trade, and business strategy vs social activism… The onset of Google’s current China woes can […]

Google Gets Damned

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There has been much recent news about China’s plan to introduce, by dictat, an internet filtering software on all computers sold in China (Damn dam! RT @China_Daily: Green Dam live date ‘unchanged’ http://tinyurl.com/m2g6pj 6:49 PM Jun 22nd). This has been seen as a problem for both manufacturers and consumers, who want greater freedom to decide […]

Google Gets Turned Off

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Raises searching questions – WSJ: China Orders Google to Suspend Some Search Services http://bit.ly/TRman 2:15 PM Jun 19th from TweetDeck Comment: This is not the first time Google has been in the news in China. But it is also not (we understand) the only search engine to find “impure” content. Expect more controversy, along with […]