June 21, 2015 | by: Chris Chang
| China GREAT FIREWALL
Baidu, the well-known Chinese internet giant, has already overtaken Google as the leader in the search engine market in China. Baidu was created in 2000 as just a simple search engine, but it has now developed into a multifaceted site providing a range of online services. In terms of search queries, Baidu covers more than 80 percent of the Chinese market while Google reaches just 11 percent of market share. In 2010, Google turned its back on the Chinese market following a run-in with officials over the censorship of Google’s Chinese site (google.cn). Click-in to further examine the difference between google and the communist’s search engine …
June 19, 2015 | by: Chris Chang
| GREAT FIREWALL
So, Facebook bought Instagram for a billion bucks. Right now, Instagram is freely accessible here in China and apparently has a small but growing user base. At the moment, Instagram seems pretty harmless to the Chinese authorities, in fact it’s just a simple photo sharing program which allows users to quickly apply different color tone to their photo.
January 19, 2010 | by: Chris Chang
| CHINA TECH GREAT FIREWALL
Google has decided they are no longer willing to continue censoring search results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of the search engine. This may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially leave China completely. Yup, it’s real, Google is pulling out of China very soon.