US-based Evernote plans to install servers in China in a bid to provide better stability and speed for its application to share and store data online, despite concerns over Chinese government surveillance, The Wall Street Journal reported. Evernote Chief Executive Phil Libin said the company would begin Chinese operations right after it wins regulatory approval, making China the second country in which it has installed data centers. The company’s plan is an effort to counteract Beijing’s filters on overseas servers, which have made its China service slow and unstable. “[China is] the hardest [market to crack]. If Chinese authorities need access to Chinese data in a lawful way I don’t think it’s realistic to say we’ll be able to stop it,” said Libin. Evernote expects to have 30 employees in China by the end of this year if its plans are approved by regulators.
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