- Founded By: Pan Haidong
- Blog: Unknown
- Twitter: Unknown
- Alexa Rank: 326
- Compete Rank: 28,655
- Known For: Anything you'd want to research, it IS a wiki.
Hudong (originally "Hoodong") is the largest Chinese online encyclopedia. While many in the west rely on Wikipedia, Chinese people use Hudong and Baidu Baike (of Baidu) fame partly because they have to). Freedom of information be damned! No capitalism allowed, no sir!
Hudong's content is all copyrighted, and it's a for profit company.
China's internet service grew rapidly beginning in the 1990s. Many people in China wanted to make money, now that Communism was curtailed by the Chinese government. Dr. Pan Haidong was one of them, and he decided to start an online editable Wiki. Traffic flow to the site is robust and heavy, and miraculously, very few accidents occur on the Chinese information superhighway.
Still up and running, and it just won't quit...just like a Nissan.