Is Facebook entering China or not is a question asked by many now Facebook is heading for an IPO. Internet watcher Sam Flemming sees a hard time ahead for the company, not because of government restrictions, but because of fierce competition, he tells Reuters.
“The Chinese have been social for years, and Facebook would be just one more option among many,” said Sam Flemming, founder of Shanghai-based social media consultancy, CIC.
“It certainly would have a certain amount of cache, especially among the more internationalized Chinese and foreigners living in China, but it would need a big push in awareness beyond this small group,” Flemming said.
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