Can Alibaba and Baidu convince Chinese travelers to ditch Google Maps?

//Can Alibaba and Baidu convince Chinese travelers to ditch Google Maps?

Can Alibaba and Baidu convince Chinese travelers to ditch Google Maps?

This article originally appeared on ABACUSIf you ever find yourself on the streets of China, you’d be hard-pressed to find locals looking for directions using Google Maps. Thanks to the Great Firewall, most Google apps are blocked in the country, allowing domestic alternatives like Baidu Maps and Alibaba’s AMAP (aka AutoNavi or Gaode Maps) to dominate instead. The story of China’s Great Firewall, the world’s most sophisticated censorship system (Abacus is a unit of the South China Morning…

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