January 06, 2005

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As the internet becomes more pervasive it can act as a mirror to the society that uses it. John has compiled a sample of the top 10 searches on China's most popular search engine, Baidu. The Top 10 How Tos start with how to kiss and include how to get pregnant. The Whys include Why join the Party?, the puzzling Why can't I get online (how are they searching, by telepathy?) and disturbingly Why live?.

These lists must keep sociologists busy for months.

Update: The People's Daily has also listed the top 10 domestic and international stories in Chinese media. The top domestic story covered a Government report on farmer's incomes and rights; Hu Jintao's assumption of the top job only ranked 8th.

posted by Simon on 01.06.05 at 01:47 PM in the


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