Shanda-Sina Deal: Counterbid from other firms possible
From BBC News: China's Shanda buys stake in Sina
"The move may be a precursor to a full takeover, with analysts saying that a better-known international firm may also now show an interest in Sina."
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"There could still be some potential parties that could still counter bid," said Wallace Cheung, an analyst at DBS Vickers. "Even though Shanda has 20% of Sina, they still have quite a long way to take full control." However, Mr Cheung noted that a foreign company trying to take control of a Chinese internet portal firm, with its ability to filter and pass on news, may not be viewed very favourably by Beijing." Read more