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China has replacements for Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube

The current population of the United States of America  is 326,684,120 and  China  is  1,388,769,423 as of Friday, August 4, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Take a look at this article to understand how the population is benefitting China in making their business successful.

Map of China
Source: cloudfront

China has replacements for Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Yes, this country is different from the world in following the technology. China says it wants to open its economy more to the rest of the world, but reality shows that it keeps a tight grip on technology and media.

A lot of countries around the world imports China’s goods. but China doesn’t follow the world or nor encourages to import the goods from other countries. We can notice the same with the technology. Don’t you believe? Look at the following points.

1. World follows gmail but China follows QQ mail

Gmail is accessible in China and is popular among some communities. However most people prefer to use domestic email services. If you look at top 10 sites as of 07/24/2107, gmail.com holds first rank whereas qq.com holds seventh rank in the world. This shows that how many Chinese people are  avoiding gmail.

2. World follows Facebook but China follows RenRen

Facebook has 2 billion monthly users by 07/27/2017. Take a look at Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook status below. Renren has approximately 34 million monthly users by 03/2017. This is just possible with their population. You probably already know that Facebook is blocked in China.

3. World follows Twitter but China follows Weibo

More people in China are using Sina Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging platform, than Twitter. According to BBC, it has 340 million active monthly users. Twitter, which is blocked in China, has around 328 million active monthly users.

4. World follows YouTube but China follows YouKou

According to wikipedia, YouTube is blocked in China from year 2009. Not only this, even Dailymotion is blocked in China. Youku is a Chinese video-sharing website that enables users to search, view, and share high-quality video content across multiple devices.

5. World follows Chrome browser but China follows UC browser

UC browser is leading in 4th place in China as per 06/2107 to 07/2017 metrics. Browser market share in China for Chrome is 61.6%, safari is 8.63%, IE has 8.3 and UC has 6.26%

6. World follows Google as a search engine but China follows Baidu

Both Google and Baidu are listed on NASDAQ but the companies are quite different. Baidu remains focused on the local Chinese market while Google is global and continues to expand. Baidu is China’s largest internet search engine.

Globally, Google is leading in first position in worlds website ranking where as Baidu takes 4th position in the list.

Read more: Top 10 websites in the worldwide according to the top 100 lists published by Alexa Internet, as of July 24, 2017

7. World follows Whatsapp but China follows WeChat

Whatsapp is released on January 2010 and it has 1.3 billion monthly active users as of July 2017. WeChat is released on January 2011 and it has  938 million monthly active users, closing in on 1 billion users as of July 2017. (source: statista)

8. World follows Amazon but China has Alibaba.com

The battle between Amazon and Alibaba has begun. The biggest ecommerce firms have been established and have grown incredibly. Now these two companies are direct competition with one another.

# World Follows China Follows
1 – Email communication Gmail QQ Mail
2 – Social networking Facebook RenRen
3 – Micro messaging Twitter Weibo
4 – Videos Youtube YouKou
5 – Browser Chrome UC
6 – Search Google Baidu
7 – Messaging app Whatsapp WeChat
8 – Shopping Amazon Alibaba

After looking at this, I would say “If your business is not in China, then your business will be out of success

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