Here Are 7 Search Engines to Use in China When Bing Won't Load

By Ryan Gandolfo, January 24, 2019

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UPDATE (January 24, 2019 at 11.05pm CST): Bing is back online in the Chinese mainland as of 10.30pm CST. Click here to read more.

Browsing the web is no easy task these days.

Bing.com, Microsoft’s search engine, was blocked last night across the PRC. While it may feel like this is the end of times, reinforcements are on the way.

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Image via Giphy

When Baidu just won't do, we’ve compiled a list of alternative English search engines still operating within the ‘Great Firewall’ for you to try out, as seemingly every search bar you’ve ever known bids you farewell.

1. Ecosia.org

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Screengrab via Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine for social good, using their profits to plant trees. And, most importantly, their site is still online in China!

2. English.sogou.com 

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Screengrab via Sogou 

Sogou’s English search engine is also a viable option for your Internet browsing, as their English feature does a decent job of getting you the information you need.

3. Swisscows.com

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Screengrab via Swisscows

Swisscow brands itself as an answer engine rather than a search engine. The Switzerland-based project is “the efficient alternative for anyone who attaches great importance to data integrity and the protection of privacy,” according to their website.

4. Yandex.com

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Screengrab via Yandex

Yandex has been operating search and information services since 1997. Maybe it’s because of the ‘Y’ but this search engine brings us fond memories of Yahoo...

5. Qwant.com

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Screengrab via Qwant

Qwant is an intuitive search engine, with search results including news and even Twitter posts related to your search! It’s definitely worth checking out.

6. Searx.me

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Screengrab via Searx.me

Searx is a metasearch engine and claims to “never share anything with a third party,” according to their website. While the site’s design won’t blow you away, it will likely get the job done for any trivial search you need. 

7. Dogpile.com

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Screengrab via Dogpile.com

Easily our favorite homepage design, dogpile compiles search results from Google and Yahoo! The site even comes with a mascot, Arfie, that ‘fetches’ the results for you.

(Pssst: www2 and www4 dot bing dot com are still working too, for the time being).

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