The Man Behind China's Answer To Google

He is the man who beat Google to dominate the world's fastest-growing internet market, and he has done it by building a search engine with a distinctly Chinese character.

Robin Li 's is a search engine that is weak on piracy and strong on censorship. It is very much in keeping with a country that mixes ultra- capitalist economics with authoritarian communist politics.

To his many domestic admirers, the multimillionaire pin-up is a model internet entrepreneur who has beaten off some of the world's most powerful multinationals. But his detractors, particularly in the global entertainment industry, accuse him of being the navigator-in-chief for an armada of online music pirates. Guardian Unlimited | Business latest | The man behind China's answer to Google: accused by critics of piracy and censorship

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