Uber Proves Why Silicon Valley Should Stay Out of China

The market is alluring, but fierce competition and government favoritism make it a trap.

Uber found out what many other U.S. tech companies realized long ago: China is an alluring trap. Most American web companies including Google, Facebook and Amazon are either banned from China or have flopped there. And their odds of success are only getting slimmer.

China's internet powerhouses are too huge to dislodge, the government tilts the rules to favor domestic web companies, and Chinese companies are producing formidable technology tailored to local tastes. It might be time for U.S. web companies to permanently give up on China. Click the video below for more.

Uber Proves Why Silicon Valley Should Keep Out of China
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