FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NETEASE, CHINA'S LEADING INTERNET TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, SELECTS GOOGLE AS ITS GLOBAL SEARCH PARTNER NetEase Website is First Chinese Portal to Integrate Google's Chinese Language Search and WebSearch into its Content Channel Network
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BEIJING, China – August 29, 2000 – Google, developer of the award-winning Google search engine, and NetEase, (NASDAQ: NTES) China's leading Internet technology company, today announced that NetEase has selected Google as its premier Chinese language-specific search engine and default web search results provider.
Under the agreement, Google will provide its Chinese language- specific search and underlying global web search engine to complement NetEase's web directory and content channel network found at www.163.com. NetEase expects to unveil its next generation web directory and integrate the Google services within the next 15 days. NetEase provides Chinese language services centered around Internet content, community, and e-commerce.
Google's Chinese language search represents one of the largest collections of Asian websites on the Internet, and is a key part of Google's strategy to expand its reach to new international markets. As part of the agreement, NetEase visitors have the ability to access a searchable index of more than 24 million Chinese language web pages. In addition, NetEase visitors will also have access to the world's largest searchable index, which includes more than 1 billion web documents. Google's Chinese search enables NetEase site visitors to restrict their search to web pages in both simplified and traditional Chinese languages.