Google's China Problem
By Fons Tuinstra
"When a huge an successful company comes to China and screws up in a massive way, I tend to be fascinated. For nobody the China market is a sure win and everybody is allowed his or her share of mistakes. But then, when you are as huge and successful as Google, the expectations might also be high. But then, I'm not much of aclearvoyant but the current downturn in its Chinese fortune does not come as a surprise."
"Earlier other US-based internet companies like Ebay and Yahoo dramatically underperformed in China. In those cases increased domestic competition was one reason. Another was that the American management just did not want to get they had to play in China a fully different ballgame."