Reply to post: Re: Terminology

Bad news for Tencent: Chinese companies steer employees away from Weixin or WeChat

elsergiovolador Silver badge

Re: Terminology

Not exactly. Combine or Kombinat was a common name describing a state run enterprise in communist countries - comrades wouldn't dare calling such organisation "a corporation" that would be a blasphemy. Since the fall of Soviet Union, however, it was no longer "cool" to advertise to the world who you really are as a state, so probably that's why China adopted capitalist terms into where they were most fitting. I find it funny, but unfortunately many people still believe their "companies" are the same thing like companies in the west.

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