Issue Date: May 31, 2013
It is one of the great ironies of China. May 1, marked worldwide by labour and socialist movements, should be a cause of celebration in the communist China. But it was not so on China’s popular website, Baidu. Ranked fifth most popular website in the world, above even Wikipedia, Baidu contains Google-like search features, discussion boards and a Wikipedia-style encyclopedia. One of its many functions is to allow users to start discussions around popular topics.