FB wouldn't be allowed to operate in China in anything like the way it likes to operate. If FB was willing to compromise on this, they could just go in to China and dominate the market without partnering with QIHU or BIDU or RENN.
Thx. Interesting response. Good points made. Caused me to do more research. Here's an article you might find interesting http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/09/10/facebook-china-problem/ It's clear FB wants a way in to China....Apparently they explored the idea with BIDU...but nothing materialized. Note the article indicates QIHU has a relationship with WalMart. I'm not suggesting there's anything at work today with FB....although their relationship with WMT appears to be expanding.....I'm suggesting a FB relationship with QIHU may be the foot in the door to China's 500 million users...that FB is looking for. When doing business overseas....often it's better to let a Local Success Story with a common interest.....carry the Flag. Your thoughts?