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This post was edited by sfphoto at 2017-10-26 08:14|
Jaaja Post time: 2017-10-25 21:56
I work in this industry, and I see no indication that the difference in ethnic or language struc ...
Where Baidu can provide better service than Google for Chinese audience, is providing more local information. That is not issue of language, or engineering, but a choice of what is valid and useful for the target audience.
That was precisely my point.
Naturally also Baidu, as enterprise limited to China, must adhere to state policies, which Google does not have to do - and therefore does not operate in China. Google can make billions even without China - Baidu could not, because China is it's only market.
Google does not operate in China which means its online services does not have to comply with Chinese laws unlike Baidu. That means Baidu can't just copy Google because of certain Chinese laws. Whether Google can make more money than Baidu is irrelevant to the discussion of whether Baidu copies from Google as alleged by a poster.
That said, from certain perspectives Google must logically have better Chinese speaking staff than Baidu.
Much of it goes back to cultural revolution and rebuilding of China's education system after that. Google's staff of ethnic Chinese who have experienced neither the CR nor any consequences, are not handicapped by that. Because of that they, especially the more senior staff, are better educated than their Chinese peers.
Are you implying that Google has better Chinese speaking staff than Baidu because Google is based in the USA while Baidu is based in China which means Baidu must have copied the Chinese language services of Google to serve China, right?
Another perspective is that Google's staff is naturally more fluent in English and other languages, than Baidu's can probably ever be. Should Google choose so, language obstacles would not prevent them from outsourcing work to India or elsewhere - even China. Baidu's options in that are more limited.
That's irrelevant to the point made by a poster that Baidu copies from Google.
If Baidu and Google did compete in same market (without external restrictions), those two reasons alone would give Google a headstart that Baidu couldn't compensate probably even if it copied everything that Google did.
But they don't compete in the same markets. Baidu offers Chinese CONTENT on its online services -- Maps, News, Music, Games, Laws, Patents, Videos, etc. -- that are specifically designed to target Chinese speakers in China. For example, Baidu has a Chinese license to provide original news content which means it acts as a news agency in China. Baidu also offers online services for users to search for Chinese Laws, Patents, News, etc. Why should Baidu copy from Google when it comes to Chinese-language CONTENT unique to China such as Chinese Laws, Patents, News, etc.?
Baidu is in the Chinese CONTENT business which is heavily regulated in China, providing Chinese CONTENT unique to China in the same way that CCTV is in the Chinese CONTENT business which is heavily regulated in China, providing Chinese CONTENT unique to China. Why should CCTV copy from CNN when it comes to Chinese-language CONTENT unique to China?