The Chinese web’s take on the very American idea: try before you buy. By signing up, you get to try out free deals from other websites – there are limits though, on the number of free deals per period and a mandate for leaving your opinion afterwards.
Some guys were playing a game: to see who could modify their webpage so that their blog came out before the other in Google’s search when using Mao’s Little Red Book search words. Unfortunately they hit a problem! Certain keywords were blocked and their blogs didn’t come up on Google at all!
According to a report issued by the China Internet Development Research Center (CIDRC), under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China’s online p2p/c2c market tripled its size to roughly 1.7 billion US$ in 2005, as compared to 2004. [Note: online search for the CIDRC doesn’t reveal a website in Chinese or English, only a few references to 中国互联网发展研究中心 in other Chinese articles].