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3 Companies Profiting Off Connections in China

By Kevin Chen - Apr 23, 2013 at 10:00PM

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Chinese connections let Baidu, SINA, and Sohu profit at expense of competition.

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 (BIDU -7.78%), SINA (SINA), and Sohu (SOHU -3.88%).

In the video below, Fool contributor Kevin Chen shows how Baidu won out against Google (GOOGL -5.89%) and Qihoo (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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