China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the Chinese culture and the government regulations are crucial to success.
An article by NOST China on the reasons for Zhongguancun’s success and the challenges and opportunities for foreign IT entrepeneurs in China can be downloaded below (Dutch only).