You may know that the Chinese government keeps its tech companies on a short leash. However, Chinese regulations shouldn't scare you out of your investments because the government-company relationship is a two-way street. Just look at the history of Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), SINA (NASDAQ:SINA), and Sohu (NASDAQ:SOHU).

In the video below, Fool contributor Kevin Chen shows how Baidu won out against Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Qihoo (UNKNOWN:QIHU.DL), how SINA topped Tencent, and how Sohu has kept down Yahoo!. To learn more about how close these tech giants are to the Chinese government, watch the video now.

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