Want to know what Google looks like in China? The company moved into their own building in the Qinghua Science Park in northwest Beijing last week, as documented on Flickr by Hong Bo, or Keso, founder and editor of China’s wellknown IT community Donews; and by blogger and cultural commentatorFlypig. The photos kind of say it all. It’s a vibrant bunch of people who are pretty happy to where they are…and who get treated really, really well with the expectation that they’ll perform superlatively. Google China looks like it has done a great job of importing all the elements
of an environment that supports creative work at Google US. It’s the other stuff that’s the hardest, of course: Building a new kind of mainland Chinese creativity and ingenuity, one that extends beyond the Silicon-Valley-esque products and practices coming from Google headquarters and produces real value in the Chinese context.