Google has now decided that is for purely humanitarian reasons, to, To exit the Chinese market, because they see no longer suddenly wants, why it censored search results (or should be censored). About the real reasons may speculate – this is a minor, both commercially sensible retreat? Puts pressure from Washington behind? Or by other means, Google will put pressure?
The biggest competitor of Google in China called Baidu (baidu.com) (Baidu = “hundreds of times” – but intended a different meaning), and which is, it is said, in government hands, and this year has the Alexa Rank 8 – want to be called, Baidu is the Chinese edition of only in terms of page views 7 Pages exceeded in the world (as there would be Google, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, Live, Wikipedia and Blogger – everything except Wikipedia. com).
Baidu is also trying for years to gain a foothold in Japan – abound on our servers in the company, it only seems like Baidu Spiders – but if still no success. And it is questionable, whether this will change: Baidus sales point in Japan ist, Baidu only really familiar with algorithms, which empty signless, Japanese and Chinese sentences can auseinanderklamüsern. In a point here – according to their own tests – Baidu sometimes better than Google or Yahoo in Japan: Baidu looking for more content, rated so sites like social bookmarking sites (hatena.jp for example, or even Goo, Excite usw.) less. Moreover, in contrast to Baidu Google is not constantly busy, to push proprietary stuff like YouTube and Blogger.com up (excuse the Anglicisms). The probability, to land after a search using Baidu immediately usable on a page, seemed – in many cases at least – higher.
After the withdrawal of Google but now I was interested in burning, what happens, For example, if after the incident in Tiananmen Square “baidugelt”. In mainland China, the pages are filtered out so relentlessly to. An attempt (everything out of Japan): I am looking for "天安门 事件" – the “Tian'anmen-Vorfall”. By the way, there were two of them – the better known of 1989 is formally correct “The Tiananmen massacre” (64 Tian'anmen-Vorfall – 64 stands for 4. June) called. In Japan, however, is the short form (see above) known. So, purely in order baidu.jp – and here is the result:
But what happens now, when – from abroad – on the original page of Baidu (baidu.com) investigated? In Chinese, the incident simply as 六四 事件 (64-Incident) known. And that comes out of it:
1) There are no critical pages on the subject in Chinese. Is doubtful – The Chinese article on the topic in Wikipedia is very extensive and critical
2) Because critical sites in China itself can not be seen, they appear abroad not for lack of clicks in the top search engine. Would check.
3) Baidu censored in Chinese – no matter, whether to search in the country or abroad.
By the way – if you click on the first page of search results in China's Baidu, one lands on a 404-page (Page can not be found). Conclusions about the above been said, I leave the reader. But be careful: In the case of China is, think twice, before condemning the Chinese policy: Beijing China is large and far away.
The Word of the Day: Tiananmen Incident Tenanmon-Jiken. Der Tian'anmen-Vorfall.