In the early days of China’s tech industry, most companies simply took the concepts developed by successful American startups and created Chinese versions of them. For instance, rather than Google, most of the country uses the domestically owned search engine Baidu. But after years of imitation, Chinese apps like the all-encompassing WeChat could change the way that people use the Internet all over the world.
- Why haven’t American tech companies like Facebook and Google been able to succeed in China?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using just one app to perform multiple tasks?