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As China invests billions of dollars in Silicon Valley companies, cultural differences lead to clashes

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
ore than half of the $6 billion in Chinese investment in Silicon Valley has come in the past 18 months, but American startups hungry for capital may be unprepared for the different business culture and fear having their ideas stolen.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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