China Tech by the Numbers: What China Loves [infographic]

Written by Gina Smith

Check out this deep dive infographic on China tech from global market research firm Search Laboratory. Excellent insight on the world’s largest online shopping market, plus market stats galore … — Check out this great infographic on China tech penetration, shopping stats and more, below. We found a lot of China tech wisdom here. Particularly interesting are the stats relating to Google and how its popularity compares to China homegrown search tools like Qihoo and Baidu.

Google, according to the research, has just 2.88 percent market share in China now, a figure that’s down from 15.7 percent in 2012. The U.S. search giant no longer runs its search engine from China. Rather, “it has rerouted its .cn domain to Hong Kong, where it collectively dominates 57 percent of the market,” the folks at Search Laboratory report.

Also intriguing are the China tech online shopping stats. Nearly half of Chinese adults made at least one online purchase in 2013, and the numbers are set to rise, researchers say, to 71 percent by 2017. It’ll be a $541 billion dollar market by the end of 2015, they predict.

China’s ecommerce business has been rocketing at the super stellar rate of about 70 percent since 2009, researchers say, adding that November 11 (11/11) is so-called “Single’s Day” in China. That’s the globe’s single largest online shopping day. Consider: Chinese retail giant Alibaba nabbed more than $5.7 billion U.S. in sales on November 11, 2013 — alone. No surprise that China today has passed the United States and emerged as the world’s biggest ecommerce market.

What China Loves [infographic]

Ed: A note to our friends in China: We love elevens, too, here at aNewDomain. We launched our site on 11/11/11 at 11:11:11 a.m. GMT.

For, I’m Gina Smith.

Gina Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s memoir, iWoz Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It (W.W. Norton, 2005/2007/2012). With John C. Dvorak and Jerry Pournelle, she is the editorial director at Email her at, check out her Google + stream here or follow her @ginasmith888.