views about the competition between Internet Companies in Chinese


Nowadays the hottest top about the Internet is the competition between "360"(a Free Antivirus Software in China) and Tencent(the ower of QQ,a famous IM software in China),The take computers of customers as the battleground to attack the competitor's software.But they all claim that they do a favor to customers.And the competition also involves same other companies. I do want to know how foreigners view the competitions between companies.

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asked Nov 2 '10 at 13:43
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I view competition in china in the social network through the hourglass of how it will improve human rights. I know pretty specific but I still recall the violent reaction in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and how China recently reacted to this year’s rewarding of the Nobel Peace Prize. So I don’t see these type of sites in terms of profitability but in terms of social impact.

I was unrelated looking to some analytics around web usage and what firms are big in China.

So more related is the population of internet users: So what are the top sites that are being used in China via alexa.

answered Nov 3 '10 at 02:10
John Bogrand
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  • Thanks for Google Public Data Explorer link. I was searching for similar information. – Ross 13 years ago
  • Suddenly I found it is indeed funny that our some internet companies profess how famous and mighty they are,but in truth people in other countries have to use google to search some information about them.China is lack of the company like Google or Apple. – Kit.Yang 13 years ago
  • Kit your English is a little choppy so I'm not following your point. Could you try restating and simplifying. Thanks – John Bogrand 13 years ago
  • Ah,Just sighed.Now the competition has been aroused heavily.One forbade the other's software running in a computer. – Kit.Yang 13 years ago


Most people outside of China have very little interest or knowledge about internet companies and their practices within China.

This is due to the lack of media coverage, the difficulty for foreign internet / web companies to participate in the Chinese market and Western-centric view of the internet.

What is detailed in the link you provided may be seen as unfair outside of China, but may be viewed as reasonable inside China so it's hard to comment from that perspective without having any prior knowledge of the case.

As there is very little opportunity for foreign companies to participate in the Chinese web space it is not worthwhile for us to know. If it doesn't affect us, we don't really care.

answered Nov 2 '10 at 14:07
1,257 points
  • All this will change. Soon. Very soon. – Henry The Hengineer 13 years ago
  • @Neo - I very much doubt it. It will change, but not soon. As per example above; how easy do you think it would be for a Western company to launch a successful anti-virus product for the Chinese market? If you say anything other than very difficult then you don't know the Chinese market. – Xiaohouzi79 13 years ago
  • Anti-virus software is too specific an area. I'm talking about social networking and education. These are undertapped gateways for western companies into the Chinese market. The problem with existing software and web companies in China is that their strength lies in copying the next big thing instead of being creative and truly entrepreneurial. A full culture change will take years, but the beginnings of the shift from copying to creativity will happen soon... – Henry The Hengineer 13 years ago
  • Ahh, that's different. The shift is definitely already happening. But have you ever tried even hosting a simple web site in China, there is a lot involved in just getting permission / certification to host a basic web site. I feel at the moment the barriers to entries for outsiders are quite significant. – Xiaohouzi79 13 years ago
  • No need for outsiders to host within China. Just host in a different country and use a .com domain. Dotcoms are largely accessible in China anyways. It isn't really necessary to have a presence in China with a .cn domain - take It is a Chinese site catering to Chinese users but it uses .com and could very easily have been hosted outside of China. – Henry The Hengineer 13 years ago
  • @The NeoTycoon I was curious about the shift what you said from copying to creativity,Is there any signals passed by the companies within China ?Everyday I open sites about Chinese Internet/Web companies ,What I can find is just the lawsuits between them instead of the creative technology or products. – Kit.Yang 13 years ago

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