Google loyalists in China shifts to its new site
April 02, 2010
After the US-based Google, the world's popular search engine, began rerouting mainland traffic to its Hong Kong site, its Chinese users did not shift en masse to rival Baidu Inc, the state run 'China Daily' said in a report today.
Google enjoyed a 30 per cent market share in the nearly 400 million subscriber Chinese internet market.
According to Alexa Internet, a United States-based online web traffic tracker, traffic on Baidu only increased 1.3 per cent in the past seven days since Google announced on March 23 it would stop censoring its Chinese search results and closed down its Google.cn.