China's SNS forerunner steps into e-commerce, copying

16:43, March 04, 2010      

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Wang Xing, a forerunner of social networking services (SNS) in China, recently launched an e-commerce site that offers daily deals at unbeatable prices through group purchasing., Wang's new business, has an interface similar to that of

Wang disclosed that his new site was following's business pattern. offers only one product with incredibly low price. "We focus on quality, rather than quantity."

Prior to the establishment of, Wang started in 2005, in May 2007 and in November 2007.

Wang sold his to Oak Pacific Interactive, a Chinese Internet consortium, in October 2006. is a copy of Facebook in China, and is the most popular SNS in China., shut down last year, was among China's earliest social networking and microblogging providers.

Wang stressed that also depend greatly on inter-person communication. "The concept is similar to that of the SNS sites."

By People's Daily Online
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