back to article Marky Mark & the techie bunch: We love you, China. Can Facebook 'n' Apple come over?

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Apple kingpin Tim Cook recently welcomed China's top internet regulator to the United States. Photographs posted on a People's Republic state-owned news website showed the tech titans heartily laughing and smiling with Lu Wei. Zuckerberg apparently greeted Wei in …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Socialism with Chinese characteristics

    Isn't that a rather rough capitalism, i.e. with neither the social aspects nor the legal certainty of civilised capitalistic countries?

    1. Mark 85

      Re: Socialism with Chinese characteristics

      In a sense, yes. Go back and look at Mao and the various leaderships. They lived in the lap of luxury whilst the citizens struggled. I think North Korea has this flavor of Socialism.. err.. Democracy since it's in their name. Pure capitalism in many ways. Competition has been ruled out and monopolies are the order of the day. The rich and powerful hang onto the power while maximizing their profit. And there's no "shareholder value" to be shelled out.

    2. MSLiermann

      Re: Socialism with Chinese characteristics

      Basically, yes. But that alse describes the US and Silicon Valley models nicely, so it's a natural fit.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is it just me

    Or does Zuck the Nuck remind anyone else of Albert E Newman, of Mad Magazine fame?

    1. Baskitcaise

      Re: Is it just me

      Wot him worry?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm sure that quote from Zuck was rather muffled at the time. Honestly, these guys are desperate to get their claws into China. The developed economies are beginning to become jaded with some aspects of social media (Facebook vacations, anyone?), so, like the tobacco companies before them, they've discovered that the developing countries is where the profits of the future are at.

    I also think Zuck was misquoted: I'm sure he said he wanted his employees "to train their lowly-paid Chinese replacements"

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