What are the most popular websites in China? Here are the top 15 most popular Chinese websites in Chinese language based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness. It would be great if you could add your favorite Chinese websites to the list or write some reviews of them.
Undisputed No.1 search engine in China, reportedly has over 70% market share in 2009. Besides websites search, MP3 search, Image search, Video search and other search services, it also offers Baidu Hi(similar to Myspace), Baidu Zhidao(similar to Yahoo Answers), Baidu Tieba(similar to Google Groups) and more.
2. QQ (Tecent)
Largest instant massaging service provider in China. Looks like ICQ? Yes, it’s a replica of ICQ. With the extreme popularity of QQ, Tencent has expanded its market to portal site, shopping platform(Consumer to Consumer), QQ Space and more.
China is a complicated market which is not so easy for foreign companies. Google is not an exception despite its overall success around the globe. When will google become the top search engine in China? Hard to say, but one thing is for sure: the more internationalized and maturer the Chinese are, the more popularity Google will gain.
Like Yahoo in US, Sina is number one portal site in China. Providing news, mail, blog platform, instant messaging, communites and more. Sina blogs is extremely popular in China.
Like Ebay in US, Taobao is the most popular shopping website in China. Thousands of Chinese small businesses and sellers are struggling to make a decent money on it, which in most of times turns out a impossible task.
The most popular free Email service provider in China.
One of the most popular portal website in China. Offering news, communities, and other services.
The most popular social networking website in China. Providing image sharing and hosting, instant messaging, music sharing, blog hosting, interactive games and more.
The most popular video sharing website in China. Why? Partly because people in China are not able to watch videos from Youtube.
10. Yahoo China
Chinese version of Yahoo.com. Like Google, Yahoo China is facing a bitter war against its local competitors like Sina and Sohu.
Largest Chinese online community. Offering forums, blog hosting, image hosting, video sharing, shopping and more. It is a ideal place to kill time.
Formerly named Xiaonei, Renren is the most popular social networking website for college students. Some critics have ironically point out that the success of Renren largely depends on its faithful imitation of Facebook.
One of the most popular websites to watch, share and host videos.
Like CNN in the US, Ifeng is a portal-like website which features news, forums and more.
Web 2.0 based social networking website where people can find others who have the same or similar interests on books, videos and more. A great site with less garbage.