Many of our panels at SIME 07 will report on the web development in China. We will get first hand information from our moderator Thomas Crampton, who is is based in Shanghai as of this fall. In his blog he is reporting on the theme of "TECHNO CHINA: What are the biggest Internet trends in China and which ones could be exported from China?".
Do you want to know more about media, advertising and urban life in China? Listen to this podcast (from our friend Tomas Wennström at "What's next") with Jeremy Goldkorn at the blog danwei.org as he talks about internet in China. You may have heard of “Sexy Beijing“, a series of videos approaching half a million views on Youtube.
In another podcast from "What's next" we get the story of the Chinese night life community p1ay.cn. The founders, Alexander N. Bellas and Yu Wang, met in Sweden (at SIME?), but now run their business from Beijing. They have been taking business models from Sweden, such as nightlife communities, that are not as well known in China as those from the US.
Interesting to note is that Chinese surfers often judge a website by looking at the brands that advertise. A well established brand helps the look of the site.
What other websites and services are hot in China? Share some of them with us here at the SIME blog.