I have need to launch websites aimed at Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, and a few other markets. China is an unusual market in that search and website hosting are heavily controlled by the government. From what I gather, it's not the same for the rest of the countries we're headed into.
Originally I was thinking I needed to use hosting servers located within each country. That means I'll be looking for bilingual services (English and the language of the country). Do I really need to use in-country web services (other than China) or would a US based service work just as well. The TLDs for each country would be used and we'd target both paid and organic search.
I'd welcome your thoughts on this.