Baidu Baike

Chinese collaborative wiki-based online encyclopedia

Baidu Baike /ˈbdˈbkə/ (Chinese: 百度百科) is an online encyclopedia owned by Baidu, a Chinese search engine.[1] It started providing service in 2006. By August 2013 Baidu Baike had about five million articles.[2] This compares with about 700,000 articles in the Chinese Wikipedia.[2] Early in 2018 these numbers were about fifteen million and one million. In 2023, these number of articles rose to 25.5 million articles.

Baidu Baike
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inStandard Chinese
Created byRobin Li
RegistrationOptional (required to edit pages)
Users+6.9 million (2019)
Current statusActive

Baidu Baike censors its content to the requirements of the Chinese government.[3][4]

References change

  1. Baidu Inc. (2021-06-29). "We've launched new paid consulting services on #BaiduWiki". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2021-10-27. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jason Q. Ng, Who’s the Boss? ...a large-scale comparison of Wikipedia China with Hudong and Baidu Baike Archived 2014-02-10 at the Wayback Machine, The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
  3. Jason Q. Ng, August 28, 2013, Who’s the Boss? The difficulties of identifying censorship in an environment with distributed oversight: a large-scale comparison of Wikipedia China with Hudong and Baidu Baike Archived 10 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  4. Webster, Graham (2008-04-22). "Baidu's William Chang: 'No reason for China to use Wikipedia'". CNET News. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22.

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