Re: Why no Facebook in China?
Posted by: Moroes
Date: March 24, 2011 10:27AM
Is there suppose to be a debate?
> Facebook was valued at 78.5 Billion dollars as of
> Jan. 28 2011
> Google was asked to leave for not installing
> filters and allowing content that the Government
> did not want to allow. You can say they pulled
> out by choice. Either way Google lost out on a 1.3
> billion person market.
> Its China they have the RIGHT to control what they
> want THIER citizens to see or not see. Dont like
> it find a way around the filters to use these
> applications. Get caught you wont be happy.
Same thing I wrote China's government pushed Google around and Google decided to not take it anymore. Google being half blocked up would have lost the 1.3 billion customers anyway. So why waste money and time chasing a market you can't have.
> So Nokia controls the hand set market who controls
> the network these phones use?? Its not a foreign
> owned company i can tell you that. China is not
> going to allow these 2 american companies take
> over the internet business. You can scoff at
> millions of dollars but to pull 70 billion from
> your economy is something i doubt the government
> is in a hurry to do.
> I am only debating from the economic stand point,
> we can go into the social debate as well.
You haven't really made much of a debate. So what if Facebook can take Billions. What about all these other big MNCs in China?
About cell phones. Your argument is how Locals control the telecom networks? What? Some industries for sure are run by locals. Like Water, electricity etc. Would be weird if they didn't. That doesn't stop Nokia/Apple at all. In fact China's Telecom companies are promoting Nokia and Apple. Look the cell phone industry is worth BILLIONS! If all 1.3 Billion people have cell phones Nokia and Apple have the possibility to even take TRILLIONS. Doesn't that make Facebook and the social networks look small.
The whole point was that there are so many foreign companies here making billions. So saying Facebook was also kicked out because it was an economic threat is like creating unnecessary controversy. It’s just that China is just that politically sensitive. You already pointed that out. And that's it. It’s just political reasons. China doesn't care about companies coming in and making money so long as they don't disrupt the country. Its just that you wrote this:
[quote=Piggerman]I think another reason might be the amount of money that rolls thru these websites thru advertising. Facebook is worth billions of dollars. This money might want to be kept in country, If it rolls thru google or facebook all that RMB is going back to America.[/quote]