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China's Sohu Produces IT Site With CNET, SCMP & Computer World

Sohu, rated by a recent China Network Information Center (CNNIC) study as the third most visited Web site in China, has launched an IT channel and, for content, is partnering with the South China Morning Post's PostNet, China Computer World, and CNET Asia (Tricast).

According to Sohu representatives the portal has created the channel in response to the Chinese market's growing demand for IT news coverage.

The latest CNNIC poll indicates that 76 percent of Chinese users polled utilize the Web to access information regarding science and technology.

"We hope that the Sohu.com IT Channel will both adequately reflect the trends and evolutions of the domestic and international IT market, as well as bring practical assistance to our users," said Sohu.com Product Development Director Lee Gang Zhang.

"By partnering with Sohu.com, we are delighted to be able to offer the CNET brand to mainland China users," said Tricast Publisher Peter Schoppert. "By localizing the CNET content and reporting IT news from Asia, we are providing a customized, localized, multi-lingual product to Chinese-speaking IT enthusiasts in China and beyond."

"We are delighted to be working with a leading player like Sohu," said Christopher Justice, PostNet Manager. "Keeping up-to-date with IT industry news and events both in China and internationally is important in such a rapidly changing environment."

The Sohu.com IT channel features columns dedicated to domestic IT news, international IT news, special IT bulletins, profiles, product news, business trends, and conference updates.