Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out

New York Times
The executive in charge of Facebook’s efforts to court China has left the company, a fresh setback for the social network as it seeks to get its products into China’s huge internet market.

China is Censoring People’s Chats Without Them Even Knowing About It

Josh Horwitz
Censorship in WeChat group chats is prevalent, and is done so that the sender isn’t even aware a piece of text has been scrubbed

China’s Streaming Craze Launches a Billion Shooting Stars

Jacky Wong
Wall Street Journal
The owner of streaming app Inke is China’s newest unicorn thanks to a 19-fold increase in value

For LinkedIn China, Microsoft Deal Is a Complicated Connection

Alyssa Abkowitz
Wall Street Journal
The professional networking site has found success in China, while its new owner has faced challenges.

Chinese Social Network For Moms Gets $20 Million

Steven Millward
Tech in Asia
A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered users, of whom 2.6 million are daily active users.

LinkedIn Opens Its First Site in China

Ingrid Lunden
LinkedIn has established a joint venture with Sequoia China and C.B.C. for its entry into the Chinese market where it faces challenges different from those in any other country.

No, Facebook Can’t Conquer China With Free Trade

Ryan Tate
Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has now been legalized inside a forthcoming free-trade zone within Shanghai, but the beachhead will likely remain just that, as it’s unlikely Facebook will be able to penetrate other regions or...