Launched in 2006, Baidu Baike now has over 16 million entries written by more than 6.9 million users as of October, 2019. Photo: Handout

How Baidu built an encyclopedia with 16 times more Chinese entries than Wikipedia

  • Transition from hard format encyclopaedias to open-source encyclopaedias has raised some quality-of-information issues though
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Launched in 2006, Baidu Baike now has over 16 million entries written by more than 6.9 million users as of October, 2019. Photo: Handout
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Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang joined the Post in 2017, working with the video team before moving to reporting. She covers business and political stories in Hong Kong and mainland China. Previously, Jane interned at CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese.