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Some Chinese startups forego their massive home market to serve users overseas

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he choice by firms such as, whose app serves users outside China and lets them lip-sync and dance in their own music videos, reflects the broader fundamental differences between the way the closed Chinese internet works and that of the rest of the world.
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.