Editor’s Note: The piece originally appears on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kaifu Lee’s authorization. Kaifu is the founder of Chinese incubator Innovation Works , he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.

To an American, China feels very distant, very different, and very difficult.  You hear bizzarre tales, and see American companies fail in China, so you assume Chinese Internet users must be very different from you.

But actually, the Chinese Internet user is a lot like you — He browses, searches, and plays.  She uses SNS, IM, and mobile apps.  They all love smart phones, Angry Birds, and iPads.

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