Baidu Autocomplete Reveals China’s Weird Regional Stereotypes

16 Mar 2014 Generic
Baidu Autocomplete Reveals China’s Weird Regional Stereotypes

“Why do Henan people love stealing manhole covers so much??” Baidu search suggestions offer a window to the world of Chinese regional stereotypes. Baidu is China’s biggest search engine. Its autocomplete function is also found a strange window into China’s prejudices, showing that oddly specific regional stereotypes exist everywhere.

And for your record, this is what Baidu thinks of Americans and U.K. people:

And for your record, this is what Baidu thinks of Americans and U.K. people:

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