Remember Dangdang and Youku? Both companies (respectively the “Amazon” and “Youtube” of China) succesfully went public in the US last December.
They seem to have opened the door for a number of other Chinese Internet companies IPOs - 15-20 Chinese companies are rumoured to have US IPO plans in 2011. Among them you can find Qihoo 360 and NetQin Mobile: both companies offer software security.
The latter may also exemplify what the future generation of Chinese technology companies may look like: headquartered in Beijing and funded by Western venture capital firms, most of its employees are involved in R&D between their Hong Kong, Beijing and Silicon Valley offices. Last but not least, the firm can count on a strong partnership with the world’s largest telecom operator (China Mobile) to take its market segment by storm.