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Top 10 Largest Chinese Banks

As the Chinese economy booms, the Chinese banking industry is also improving its services and expending its business. In the last twenty years, more and more banks have come into the financial market. With with active participants, Chinese financial market has been more and more prosperous.

Here is a list of top 10 largest Chinese Banks, you can bookmark this page as you may need the service of a Chinese bank some day.

1. The People’s Bank of China (PBC or PBOC) is the central bank of China with the power to control monetary policy and regulate financial institutions in mainland China. The People’s Bank of China has more financial assets than any other single public finance institution in world history.

2. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC)  is the largest Bank of China’s ‘Big Four’ state-owned commercial banks(the other three being the Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank).

3. Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) Limited was founded in 1951, and has its headquarters in Beijing. It has branches throughout mainland China, and also in Hong Kong and Singapore.

4. Bank of China Limited (BOC) is another one of the big four state-owned commercial banks of China. It has over RMB 6,951.68 Billions in assets, making it part of the Fortune Global 500 for the past 17 years.

5. Bank of Communications Limited (BoCom or BoComm), founded in 1908, is one of the largest banks in China. Today, the Bank of Communications is amongst the top 5 leading commercial banks in China and has an extensive network of over 2,800 branches covering over 80 major cities.

6. China CITIC Bank is China’s seventh-largest lender in terms of total assets. Its network comprises 418 branches countrywide, and includes established correspondent relationships with 990 banks and their branches in 70 countries around the world.

7. China Construction Bank (CCB), as one of the ‘big four’ banks in the People’s Republic of China. is ranked as the nation’s second largest and the second largest bank in the world by market capitalization. The bank has approximately 13,629 domestic branches.

8. China Merchants Bank (CMB) is a bank headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Founded in 1987, it is the first share-holding commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities.

9. Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) is a commercial retail bank, which provides basic financial services, especially to SMEs, rural and low income customers. PSBC has 40,000 branches covering all regions of China.

10. Hua Xia Bank is a state-controlled publicly traded bank in the China. It is based in Beijing and was founded in 1992. In September 2003, Hua Xia bank went public in Shanghai Stock Exchange and became the fifth listed Chinese bank.


Top 5 Best Chinese Video Websites

What are the most popular Chinese video websites? Here are top 5 most popular Chinese video sharing websites based on Alexa rank, popularity and users’ reviews.

1. Youku is the most popular video websites in China.

2. Tudou is another one of Chinese video sharing sites.

3. Ku6.com gives us one more choice to watch Chinese movies, videos as well as US, Korean and Hongkong movies and TV series.

4. 56.com is another one of most popular video sharing sites.

5. Joy.cn is one more popular Chinese video and movie website.


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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