The year of Google vs. Baidu

Now that Google is getting into the music downloading business in China, 2008 promises to be a very interesting year in the battle between Google China and the leading Chinese search engine Baidu.

Google today unveiled a “Year of the Rat” logo on its home page:

Google china year of the rat

And, wouldn’t you know it, so did Baidu:

Baidu year of the rat

Interesting times.

PS: Here is Yahoo! China…

Yahoo year of the rat

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.