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The Chinafornia Newsletter 11.30.16: What will Facebook do to get into China?

Welcome back to the second edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecti
November 30 · Issue #2 · View online
Matt Sheehan's Newsletter
Welcome back to the second edition of The Chinafornia Newsletter, your weekly digest of news connecting the Golden State and the Middle Kingdom. 
**Note: the newsletter appears to be ending up in the “Promotions” folder for some Gmail users. All you’ve got to do is drag it to your inbox and click “Yes” to the “Do this for future messages?” prompt.**
The newsletter will be covering a few key areas: Silicon Valley, investment, Hollywood, energy/environment, real estate, education, Chinatowns, and tidbits from inside the beltway. At the bottom of each edition I’ll include two bonuses: Golden Oldie and Culture Corner. The Golden Oldie will be a great Chinafornia article/video from days past, and Culture Corner will be a little slice of Chinese culture that I just dig.
All that and much more is in the newsletter below!
The Chinafornia Newsletter is created by me, Matt Sheehan. I spent over five years in mainland China, including two as The Huffington Post’s first-ever China correspondent. I’m now back in my native California consulting on China-related projects and writing a book on Chinafornia.
You can read some of my best work on my own website: An Optimist’s Guide to China. Follow me on Twitter @mattsheehan88 and feel free to email me at

Should Facebook Self-Censor to Enter the Chinese Market? | ChinaFile
Airbnb Said in Talks to Buy China Home-Rental Rival Xiaozhu - Bloomberg
What if Google and Facebook got it all wrong? | VentureBeat | Commerce | by Soeren Stamer, CoreMedia
China’s Firms Strive to Gain a Foothold in U.S. Venture Capital - WSJ
Will Apple Help 'Make America Great Again' After Trump Victory? iPhone Manufacturing In The United States Being Considered, Report Reveals : TECH : Tech Times
China to clamp down on outbound M&A in war on capital flight
Exclusive - Chinese government money backs buyout firm’s deal for U.S. chip maker| Reuters
Nevada Official Claims That The Chinese Billionaire Behind Faraday Future Is Broke
The US-China FDI Project
Hollywood's golden age in China is coming to an end - LA Times
Chinese Investment in Hollywood: Focus on Opportunity – China Business Review
Real Estate
Wanda Hotel Plan Approved in Beverly Hills | Variety
Vancouver’s mayor never dreamed foreign-funded housing crisis would get so bad. If only he’d been warned… | South China Morning Post
Old Chinatown, New Chinatown
San Francisco Magazine | Modern Luxury | Rose Pak’s Body Is Stranded in a Mortuary As Her Family Descends into Ugly Legal Dispute
Look at all this bullshit Asians put up with this year...
That’s not Peking duck hanging in Chinese restaurants, it’s Thanksgiving turkey and it looks amazing
The Beltway and Beijing
Interview with John Pomfret on his new book on US-China relations - The New York Times
The U.S.-China Tourism Year is Over, But Did It Make a Difference?
Jobs and Events
Job opening: Apple, Head of App Store, Greater China
Bruce Lee in Oakland and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America | Oakland Public Library
Food and the Chinese American Journey: A Conversation with Anne Mendelson and Kian Lam Kho | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Golden Oldie
Breaking Ground — The California Sunday Magazine
Culture Corner
王菲 - 开到荼蘼 aka Faye Wong - "The Last Blossom" - YouTube
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