[Our annual event ChinaMode Awards ceremony was successfully held in early this week (24th). The following article is written by Lara Farrar and published on CNNGo.]

Innovation is a precarious word in China, especially when it comes to technology.

There are those who say Chinese companies lack innovation, only copying ideas for Internet or mobile services from the West. Others say China’s localization of services, like Twitter and Facebook, into Chinese versions, reflects homegrown ingenuity while critics call them nothing more than copycats.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.