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An event marking Motorola's return to China. Attendees take a selfie before a press conference announcing the return of the Motorola brand to China, Beijing, Jan. 26, 2015 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

China Forces Big Tech to Make a Choice: Play By Beijing’s Rules, or Be Left Out

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Editor's Note: This article was updated in December 2018.

Foreign tech companies have been forced into difficult compromises and today find themselves asking whether the financial rewards and access to a massive market justify the work required to stay in Beijing’s good graces—especially given that the risk of failure is rising, illustrated by the recent blocking of WhatsApp in China. ...

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