J.Christopher Westland,Shermon So

Red Wired. China’s Internet revolution

Ксюша Ксюшаhas quotedlast year
What has worked in the West often does not work in China.
livialanehas quoted2 years ago
All governments have a strong incentive to help their local companies, and China’s is no exception. The temptation to help Baidu may be particularly strong for the Communist Party, which sees the internet as a part of the media, and hence something to be controlled, just like the press, television, and radio.
livialanehas quoted2 years ago
In the early days, the Chinese government diverted traffic from Google to Baidu whenever there was politically sensitive news about China
livialanehas quoted2 years ago
Jacky Huang, China Internet Research Manager of IDC.
livialanehas quoted2 years ago
“Baidu’s popularity only began to surge in 2003–04. Before that, most people in China used Google
livialanehas quoted2 years ago
“Just like Google has Google Maps, Gmail and many other applications, Baidu was making applications to attract users and increase user stickiness,” he said. “MP3 search was just one of the applications.”
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