Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Why Facebook and Google’s China dream will cost more than it pays

Even if the tech giants succeed in gaining a toehold in the China market they will start at a disadvantage to local competitors, face labyrinthine regulation and leave themselves open to interference from Beijing

Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Google’s offices in Beijing. Photo: EPA
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Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a former SCMP staffer who has been writing about Asian affairs for more than 25 years