Patriot Games

With his bowl-cut hair and a slight squint from too many hours spent in front of the computer, Lu Yunfei looks like any other software engineer in Beijing enjoying the Chinese dream. During the day, the 29-year-old designs websites; his fiancÚ also works at an Internet company. In April they bought an apartment. In his spare time Lu unwinds with a little badminton or karaoke. On other evenings, he gathers together with a posse of friends that includes lawyers, venture capitalists, journalists and a few other software entrepreneurs. The topic of conversation, though, doesn't revolve around the latest IPO or preferential...

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