Web2asia blog posts a long list of Chinese web sites which are equivalents of western web services. You can read the full post here.
Netpop Research reports the sheer size of China’s Internet population—numbering 304 million today and projected to grow to over 500 million by 2015—forces them to stay in the game. It estimates that up to 92% of Chinese netizens use social media, meanwhile, only 76% of US netizens do the same. Netpop Research [via ReadWriteWeb]
China’s popular social network Xiaonei which targets college students has announced the plan to re-brand itself as “Renren”. “Renren” is Chinese pinyin (means “every one”), which shows its strategic move to extend its targeted users. Renren.com is not used yet.
According to iResearch’s China Internet Market 2009 Q2 Report, the market size of China Internet in Q2 2009 is 16.76 yuan, having increased 17% compared to last quarter with a 22.2% increase compared to Q2 in 2008.
via New America Media, Xinhua published an article titled “Ten Suggestions for Local Governments on How to Respond to Internet Opinion.” In a commanding tone, the article argued that local governments should release information early, “reporting facts fast, reporting causes with caution.” Crisis management is actually “crisis communication management,” it asserted. It cites that the […]
Analysys International says in its recently released report that China search engine market size has reached CNY 1.81 billion in the second quarter of 2009, representing a increase of 47 % year on year, and 33% quarter on quarter. , that China search engine market size has reached CNY 1.81 billion (about USD 265m) in […]
Baidu partners with Discovery and has launched Discovery Channel at discovery.baidu.com. Discovery will provide customized content for Chinese market (including translation work) while Baidu is in charge of website management and operations. Both will share the profit generated from this site.
33.3% of laptop internet users (who use laptop to access to the Internet) are from the east area. The details are shown below: The east: 33.3% The south: 23.01% The north: 16.78% The middle: 9.85% The northeast: 7.42% The southwest: 6.17% The northwest: 3.47% The south and middle people are more interested in local brand […]
via FT.com, Beijing has ordered Google to stop users of its Chinese-language service accessing overseas websites in the biggest blow to the world’s leading search engine in China since it started operating there four years ago. As I tried just now, I was still able to access overseas websites listed on Google.com search results.
Chinese online video site tudou.com announced partnership with Nokia to promote online video show “Internet Millionnair” campaign. Whoever answers some questions with internet enabled mobile phone stands a chance to win one million yuan. The campaign, which will start on July 6, 2009, consists of four phases lasting for three and half months. Anyone can […]
Japan now works with Baidu to promote Japan travel online. The deal is said to be over one million yuan. There are about one million Chinese travelling to Japan every year. Japan tourism board starts promoting Japan travel to Chinese, giving individual travel visa to affluent Chinese in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou from this July.
Google China has announced the beta launch of products search, which covers hundreds of e-commerce websites including its competitor’s online C2C store youa.baidu.com. Google China products search interface is quite similar to that of Google Products search: Not surprisingly, Taobao ranks high in most product specific searches. No doubt Google product search is helpful; yet […]
via WSJ, China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites, a move that could give government censors unprecedented control over how Chinese users access the Internet.
MySpace China recently launched micro-blogging site 9911.com. It allows posting with each no more than 140 characters by 9911.com, mobile site, desktop software, MSN robot, and SMS.
iResearch’s recent travel related research found that 66.6% people gather travel information from friends and relatives, which shows potential of word-of-mouth marketing. Other ways people get travel information are shown below: Recommendations from friends: 66.6% Travel websites (e.g. ctrip): 45.2% Search engines: 44.4% Traditional media (newspaper, magazine, TV): 35.4% Travel section of portal sites: 33.8% […]