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.
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Protests and other bad public relations force local governments increasingly to clean up sources of pollution, writes energy expert Bill Dodson in his cleantech website. Foreign companies have here great opportunities when they play their cards right.
Helen Wang, the author of the leading book, The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You, will be visiting London early December on the invitation of Lord Wei. She will also visit Paris and other parts of Europe and is available for speeches.
As costs for resources, including wages, are on the way up in China, its manufacturers have to streamline their manufacturing processes, where in the past they would waste resources. Business analyst Bill Dodson quotes a friend describing the changes in his weblog.
Chinese consumers know that oil and sugar provide not a healthy diet, but they know that Western fast food brands in China at least keep a close eye on their production processes, unlike the Chinese competition. That is why they win, explains Shaun Rein in CNBC.
China’s leading search engine Baidu is leapfrogging from Google and Bing by adding more semantics into their box search, making it much smarter, explains their spokesperson Kaiser Kuo to Penn-Olson. “Getting relevant results is even more important for mobile.”
Bill Dodson has been writing extensively about social unrest in China and what it means for foreign companies. In his weblog he focuses on the fact that most strikes have been at factories owned by Japanese, Taiwanese and some Hongkongnese. Some observations.