Facebook and Google are the best-known examples of successful companies that failed to crack the Chinese market. At the same time, China’s Internet giants have been struggling to gain a foothold in the West. Hong Kong-based technology reporter Paul Mozur explains why the Great Firewall divides the Internet in a way that makes it almost impossible for any technology company to thrive both in China and elsewhere. As a tech entrepreneur, you need to decide on whose Internet you would like to set up shop. It’s one or the other. getAbstract recommends this article to tech entrepreneurs and anyone interested in global markets.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Chinese social media app Musical.ly doesn’t exist in China,
- Why most China-based tech firms find little success outside China and
- How some do.
About the Author
Paul Mozur is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter covering topics such as cybersecurity and censorship in Asia. He joined The New York Times in 2014.