What Is Wenda Doing In China?

No, not THAT Wenda. Wenda (as in wen da, meaning "ask and answer" in Chinese) is a new Q&A site in China powered by Google, in cooperation with Tianya.cn, a popular net forum in China, blogs report. It's reusing the same framework with which Google already launched a free Russian Q&A site recently. This would be Google's first .cn site accepting user registrations, but the site is using Tianya's ICP instead. The Internet Content Provider number is a badge handed out by the Chinese government to mark self-censorship conformant, legally operating .cn sites, meaning you can't use a Google account for Wenda.
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