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Rumors are still surfacing that Facebook will come to China through a partnership with the local search giant Baidu. China's appeal is understandable; it has the world's largest Internet market and a vibrant social media scene. The country also presents the same business and political environment that defeated other western internet giants like Google, Yahoo, eBay and Amazon, as well as stiff competition from local social networking sites, including Sina's fast-growing microblogging service, Weibo. Find out why Facebook is unlikely to fare better on this week's episode of Thoughtful China, which features speakers T.R. Harrington, Eugene Chew, Sam Flemming and James Lee.
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Why Facebook Won't Win in China

Rumors are still surfacing that Facebook will come to China through a partnership with the local search giant Baidu. China's appeal is understandable; it has the world's largest Internet market and a vibrant social media scene. The country also presents the same business and political environment that defeated other western internet giants like Google, Yahoo, eBay and Amazon, as well as stiff competition from local social networking sites, including Sina's fast-growing microblogging service, Weibo. Find out why Facebook is unlikely to fare better on this week's episode of Thoughtful China, which features speakers T.R. Harrington, Eugene Chew, Sam Flemming and James Lee.

 

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Thoughtful China was a weekly talk show about creative, media & business affairs in China. The program was produced from 2011 to 2016 and conducted interviews with China's leaders in advertising, brands, digital, marketing and media. More than 180 videos are included in the Thoughtful China series.

By watching the Thoughtful China videos you can learn about trends and issues shaping the world's fastest-growing economy and learn from the country's top advertising, marketing and business executives.

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