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Groupon expands into China

Feb 28, 2011
Groupon has opened a site called GaoPeng.com in China, bringing their approach to the group buying model to China (and the Chinese market) for the...
Posted In: business, China, groupon, Web Culture, world

LinkedIn blocked in China

Feb 25, 2011
Really, China? Blocking the most square and businesslike social networking site in the world? The official social networking site of everyone's dad...
Posted In: China, government, linkedin, policy, privacy, search, social media, world

China hopes to prevent protests by blocking search terms

Feb 24, 2011
As the unrest continues in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen, the Chinese government has scaled up its control of the Internet to prevent protests in China. The government has called on search engines to block search terms related to the unrest in the Middle East, as Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Internet

MID-DAY UPDATE: U.S. reviews Middle East arms deals, China moves to discourage protests

Feb 23, 2011
As the unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration has launched a...
Posted In: censor, China, defense contractors, Internet, mid-day update, middle east, North Africa, turmoil, unrest, Wall Street Journal

China moves to squelch potential protests

Feb 23, 2011
As political unrest continues to grow in North Africa, the Chinese government has started to censor information online and detain activists in hopes of avoiding potential protests in China. Rob Schmitz reports that while experts think unrest will not spread to China, an upheaval would be catastrophic for the global economy.
Posted In: China, Internet

Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

Feb 21, 2011
For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Posted In: China, Food

Help Wanted in the World's Workshop

Feb 17, 2011
The photo on the left was taken two days ago by the China Daily outside the train station in Liwu, Zhejiang province--the manufacturing hub of th...
Posted In: China, rob schmitz

China's big unemployment problem

Feb 15, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Rob Schmitz about the challenging job market Chinese college grads are facing.
Posted In: China, Jobs

Apple goes to Foxconn, finds problems

Feb 15, 2011
Apple has just issued a report of auditing trips it made to China in 2010 to inspect conditions at its manufacturing plants, including Foxconn....
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, gadgets, manufacturing, world

U.S. panel may block Huawei-3Leaf deal, report says

Feb 14, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports a U.S. government panel will recommend that President Obama veto a bid by China's Huawai Technologies Co. to buy the assets of Bay Area developer 3Leaf Systems. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Mergers and Acquisitions

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