In Google sticks to solo plans from the Shanghai Daily, Google said it won’t work with a local partner in China to gain marketshare. Google’s vice president of China operations, Kai-fu Lee said that they “have confidence in our current approach” in China.
Currently, Baidu has 50 percent share in China, compared to Google’s 16 percent share, according to one estimate. Baidu’s share is expected to increase, while Google is expected to remain flat.
Yahoo has made partnerships in China to try to expand their reach, with the Alibaba.com investment. Note that Google did announce a partnership deal with Taiwan’s Chunghwa yesterday.