Will Facebook Win China? [Video]

Facebook is rumored to partner the Chinese Search giant Baidu to enter China, and analysts believe that this is a smart move by Facebook. China is a difficult nation and it will be extremely difficult for US companies to win it, which has been proved by earlier experience with Google, Microsoft and Ebay.

This episode of Thoughtful China, on YouTube, below discusses and analyses a number of key issues within China’s online landscape today. It is a must watch if you are interested in the development of the internet in Asia or social media in general.

China has emerged as a key market for any online firm with an international strategy. The experts identify that the Chinese companies doesn’t simply imitate but add good local taste too. It is being shown by Sina Weibo, the microblogging service that boasts more than 140 million users.

Some important points from the discussion:

  • Can Facebook make an impression in China? Does Facebook’s rumored partnership with Chinese search giant Baidu make sense?
  • Are microblogging services eating into the popularity and usage of other social networks in China like in US? How did Sina Weibo become so big?
  • How do China’s Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo compare to Twitter?
  • What is the next big thing set to make an impression on China’s digital landscape?

A must watch. Enjoy the video.

Image Credit: chinatraveltrends.com

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