Derek Shen, CEO of LinkedIn China, speaks about localisation at TechCrunch Beijing in November. The company launched last year with a Chinese-language site but has found it hard to attract users. Photo: Zen Soo

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Derek Shen, CEO of LinkedIn China, speaks about localisation at TechCrunch Beijing in November. The company launched last year with a Chinese-language site but has found it hard to attract users. Photo: Zen Soo
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