Saturday, May 3, 2014

25 Years After Tiananmen, Baidu’s Wikipedia Has No Article For "1989"

According to Baidu, its online “Encyclopedia” (Baike 百科) is “the world’s largest user-generated Chinese-language encyclopedia.”

These screenshots show that Baidu's Encyclopedia has entries for 1988 and 1990, but not for 1989.


This screenshot shows the Chinese version of Wikipedia has an entry for 1989, which includes a link to the "Six-Four Tiananmen Incident."

These screenshots show that the Baidu Encyclopedia entry for the the "20th Century" contains no reference to the events of May and June, 1989, but it does mention events in Germany and Afghanistan. The article on the 20th Century in the Chinese version of Wikipedia references the 1989 Tiananmen Incident.


The following screenshots show excerpts from the Baidu Encyclopedia articles for "Tiananmen" and "Tiananmen Square." Neither article contains any information relating to the events of May and June, 1989.
The "Tiananmen" and "Tiananmen Square" articles in the Chinese version of Wikipedia both contain links to the "Six-Four Incident" (六四事件) in 1989.


This screenshot shows the Wikipedia article on the June Fourth Incident.

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