A week in China tech
- With people staying indoors to avoid SARS, China's portals and mobile phone text messages saw a marked increase in traffic as China's 59.1 million Internet users searched for news relating to SARS and the efforts being taken to control it. Baidu, a Chinese-language search engine, saw an overall 9% increase in daily traffic. Sohu.com, a search engine and web portal, reported this month that SARS was its most popular search string, generating 30,000 queries a day. SinoLinx, the news side of the Xianzai.com web information service for foreigners in China, also puts SARS at number one.