Facebook eyes China, but challenges loom

Cultural differences and regulation will hinder Facebook’s attempts to gain a foothold in China, analysts sayFacebook has indicated that it plans to speed up its move into China dramatically, inviting English-speaking users of the site to help translate the site into Chinese.Analysts said, however, that the networking site faces enormous challenges gaining a foothold in the lucrative Asian market – in the form of local competitors, a stricter regulatory framework and cultural differences which suggest the Chinese may be less willing to embrace the site.
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