China is a large country. So even a small percentage of web users produces a big number – 98.8 million users according to an official in the Ministry of Information. Not surprising then that the leading US web-based businesses are falling over themselves to get into the Chinese market.
Just yesterday, Amazon announced its plans to expand in China having bought Joyo.com back in September. At the end of last week MSN announced a joint venture with the Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd, Ebay declared its interest and this followed Google’s approval to open an office in Shanghai.
We should all be looking to China it seems….