Outspoken Internet icon and former Google China executive Kai-Fu Lee. Photo: AP
Doug Young
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Doug Young

Critique lands Kai-Fu Lee in trouble

Blockage of Kai-Fu Lee 's Weibo account after his criticism of the People's Daily's search engine highlights the risk of making controversial remarks on sensitive topics in China

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Outspoken Internet icon and former Google China executive Kai-Fu Lee. Photo: AP
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”