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Google in China: When ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Met the Great Firewall (bloomberg.com)
38 points by dsr12 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

I can't help but think the Chinese market winds up a trap of sorts - demanding international compromises that can harm their footing in other markets only to find that breaking into it is hard and there either already had or will have plenty of native competition making it less greenfield a market than they think.

Although China in turn has difficulties when attempting expansion outside their borders as well apparently according to some stories.

"Biggest untapped market in the world"

is the phrase I hear nearly every day, sometimes many times a day, on CNBC, when talking about China. Once you start setting up expectations for wall street research firms it becomes very difficult to undo those expectations, no matter the reason. This keeps happening repeatedly with many US/European companies and China.

Doesn't matter as long as each entity maintains their "bottom line".

There isn't any more "don't be evil" left to meet anything. Google has been divorced from that for years.

But anyway, China's too big and too tempting. They'll try any weasel word to justify getting in there

At the time of this writing:

This story: 19 points, 46 min ago, 2 comments: rank 35 (2nd page)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18405775: 17 points (less votes), 2 hours ago (older), zero comments: rank 11 (1st page)

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