Preferred Member from CA
joined:Feb 7, 2017
I welcome a new search engine in China's internet. Frankly I find Baidu search terrible, in that I can't find relevant info. They have a lot of advertisement that gets in the way of finding actual info.
Their site, jinritoutiao [toutiao.com
...] is all Chinese. In doing a search they have something like a captcha, where you have to move a puzzle piece horizontally into the right location before you see the search results. Different, but works. The site is not responsive.
Search results are not in reverse time chronological order, so recent news can be buried deep in the search results. Not great.
Cursory searches in English return China-only sources that have used English words, but all text is in Chinese. I searched for content for "Canada" and "Toronto" in English. Interestingly much of the search results are relevant and timely, but focus on travel, study abroad, education. This search engine might also be targeting the Chinese community visiting Canada? Searches for "Canada" and "Toronto" in Chinese return relevant results, but only Chinese sources, and mainly travel and study abroad. There seems to be no mainstream Canadian media sources.
On the right column they have their Beijing internet business and cultural license. Interestingly they state they have a "Internet Drug Information Service Qualification Certificate", which I don't know what that means.
As with all Chinese internet providers there is contact info for illegal or incorrect information. There is no webmaster contact info anywhere.