Wall propaganda 2.0: The new face of Chinese villages

Alia | July 16th, 2014 - 1:48 am

Slogans exhorting the one-child policy have stuck on the walls of Chinese villages for decades before gradually fading away. In its place, China’s tech companies have painted a new future for rural China,

Jike.com, the Chinese government backed search engine you’ve never heard of…until this week

Alia | February 19th, 2013 - 5:25 am
Jike's landing page

It’s funded by the Chinese government. Its CEO is Deng Yaping, former world ping-pong champion. Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, was banned from Weibo for criticizing it. Chinese netizens couldn’t help but ask: “Is all the drama a publicity stunt?”

What Baidu Map can tell you about China

Alia | June 8th, 2012 - 2:14 am

After a few keyword searches, Baidu Map tells you what China is covered with.

Baidu on mission to save the planet on World Earth Day

Alia | April 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Baidu released a “2012 end of the world” themed campaign for the coming World Earth Day on April 22. Their pitch is “2012 is not scary. What’s scary is that no one saves the planet.”

Baidu teaches you how to “learn from comrade Lei Feng”

Alia | March 6th, 2012 - 4:16 am

Lei Feng, a legendary PLA soldier in the 50s, was a nation-wide role model of social morality and serving the people. When media online and offline in China start to spin the “Learn from comrade Lei Feng” propaganda all over again in full gear. Baidu already has Lei Feng’s name all over its products.

Baidu released Valentine’s Map in the spirit of love

Alia | February 14th, 2012 - 3:25 am
Baidu Valentine's Map

This Valentine’s Day, everyone is able to to log on to Baidu’s Valentine’s Map, drop a pin to mark their love, shout out their love manifesto, and of course, let the world know their relationship status.

Baidu, Sina Weibo and SNS fight for online job search market in China

Alia | April 15th, 2011 - 9:49 pm

In order to monetize services and increase user stickiness, Baidu, Sina Weibo (microblog) and Renren (SNS) all jumped into the online recruiting and job searching market in China. Social capital now has the potential to turn into real capital.

Chinese netizens’ double standard towards copyright – Online poll

Alia | March 28th, 2011 - 3:30 am

Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, is under fire for copyright violation. The call for copyright protection received almost universal support from netizens. Yet, when the government cracked down P2P websites like BT China and VeryCD, Chinese netizens responded with anger and criticism. In the case of Baidu, they seem to turn pro-copyright overnight.

Baidu 3D map makes the Middle Kingdom one big SimCountry

Alia | March 13th, 2011 - 3:05 am
baidu 3d map 2

Baidu 3D map is simply amazing, much better than Google map in terms of aesthetics at least. It is map of China + pixel art + 3D. The amazing details in the 3D map make it so fun and easy to navigate.

Monthly roundup_Baidu buzz_2/22/2011

Alia | February 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 am

Check out what are the latest online buzz and the hottest search topics on Baidu by 2/22/2011- most searched topics, popular group buying sites, most interested digital devices and luxury brands.