3 Lessons From Google's China Fiasco

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT) -- Google’s announcement on March 23, 2010, to pull out of China’s online search business brought its high-profile dispute with the Chinese government to a sad conclusion. Without commenting on the political and ethical nature of Google’s decision to quit censoring searches, this guest column analyzes the Google fiasco from a business perspective and provides three lessons for American companies doing business in China.

According to some observers, Google’s dispute with the Chinese government might have been motivated largely by its business desire to gain market shares...
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