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Will China’s new national search engine, ChinaSo, fare better than  “The Little Search Engine that Couldn’t”?

Will China’s new national search engine, ChinaSo, fare better than “The Little Search Engine that Couldn’t”?

Users and critics remain skeptical of state-run search engines. The 2011 launch of Jike, the Chinese state-run search engine, received a mixed response; and the jury is still out for its 2014 successor ‘SoChina’. Min Jiang and Kristen Okamoto discuss the politics and symbolism of national search engines in their article National identity, ideological apparatus, or panopticon? A case study of the Chinese national search engine Jike, published in Policy and Internet 6 (1) 89-107.