Top 15 Most Popular Chinese Websites

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.

1. Baidu

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.

3. Google.cn

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.

4. Sina.com.cn

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.

5. Taobao.com

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.

6. 163.com

The most popular free Email service provider in China.

7. Sohu.com

One of the most popular portal website in China. Offering news, communities, and other services.

8. Kaixin001.com

The most popular social networking website in China. Providing image sharing and hosting, instant messaging, music sharing, blog hosting, interactive games and more.

9. Youku.com

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.

11. Tianya.cn

Largest Chinese online community. Offering forums, blog hosting, image hosting, video sharing, shopping and more. It is a ideal place to kill time.

12. Renren.com

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.

13. Tudou.com

One of the most popular websites to watch, share and host videos.

14. Ifeng.com.

Like CNN in the US, Ifeng is a portal-like website which features news, forums and more.

15. Douban.com

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.

 

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34 thoughts on “Top 15 Most Popular Chinese Websites

    1. Bruce Post author

      Thanks a lot for your comment, I will post another article to introduce some Chinese music websites.

    1. Bruce Post author

      The video search functions of baidu.com and google.com will help you to find most online videos on the Chinese websites. In case you are looking for bit torrent videos to download, gougou.com and btfan.com would satisfy your needs.

    1. bruce

      I haven’t found the chinese version of Stumbleupon. However, there is plenty of other Chinese social bookmarking sites, check out mister-wong.cn and funp.com.

      1. Mariusz

        I live in China and i want to write english-chinease blog wich can be accesible either here in China and anywhere else. any tips?

  1. long

    Thanks, I’d been looking for the Chinese popular sites for a long time,can you give me some other information about Chinese websites, thank you!

  2. Chinguy

    Really great information! I do love some of them which can help me know more about China.
    Thanks so much, dude!

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  4. mark

    http://www.4299.com is a big flash game website a lot of chinese people use

    also non chinese people like to use this website which gets infoamtions from the popular chiense blogs or video sites and then turning it into English so that people can know what chinese people are talking about and know what the chinese people think about intresting subjects

    http://www.chinasmack.com

    you can learn alot about chinese people who use the internet with that website [mixed with both good and bad people]

  5. finajenny

    I am using weibo right now but I hope to know a site where I can write more… a site like blogger or wordpress but can be read in china…

    thanks in advance for the help..

  6. amanda

    I’m wondering if anyone knows of a chinese website in which you can search for restaurants and such in NY…like where do Chinese tourists search for restaurants online?

    thanks so much!!

  7. yazan jumah

    i want to ask about Chinese social networking website but Available in English
    all the social website above is in Chinese

  8. Scott Storey

    Bruce, I want to check out the Taobao.com. I have been there on the site, but I do not understand the Chinese writing enough to ask it to translate to English version. Can you tell me how to have the website or a website to translate for me?

  9. Mehmuchilal

    !!! ATTENTION !!!
    China is better than most people think! I frequently import Chinese goods, maybe they are not everytimes normed, but the quality is very good, actually better than European goods! But under a Billion of good Chineses are sometimes black sheeps, I want to warn about:

    FZEROINESTORE (eBay Seller)

    Regretable I bought from him and goods never arrived. I asked him and no matter what I asked or offered everytimes he wrote me via copy & paste everytimes the same sentence… I never saw back money, I never saw goods and how he is treating his customers he is a real shame for whole China and an experience you better avoid…

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