It seems that the new superpower is bent on building its own search engine.

The Chinese government is taking another stab at the domestic search market with a new service called "ChinaSo."

ChinaSo was formed by merging two already-failed search engines: Jike, launched three years ago by state-run newspaper/propaganda pusher The People's Daily; and Panguso, launched by fellow state-run media outlet Xinhua. Neither of those sites is believed to have ever garnered more than a 0.4 percent market share... so, yeah.

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