eBay Bailing out of China?
"Two reasons are cited. First, eBay, which had as much as 90% market share in China for C2C transactions, has lost significant market share to upstart (and free) rival Taobao. eBay is now left with just less than 30% market share for C2C transactions, even after moving to eliminate transaction fees in China a few months ago.
Second, China is preparing new regulations limiting foreign ownership of companies operating online payment systems. After looking unsuccessfully for a partner on its Chinese PayPal service, eBay faces significant regulatory problems."