China to come up with ‘local Wikipedia’ in 2018

  • Posted at: 09 May, 2017, in Science

BEIJING: China is all set to launch it local version of Wikipedia in 2018.According to a foreign news website, over 20000 employees have been hired to work on the project which will feature 300000 entries based on 1000 words each.It will be made by scholars from state-run universities.It is pertinent to mention that Wikipedia is available in China. However, not all data can be accessed due to online security.The project has been named “The Encyclopaedia of China” and the editor-in-chief of the project is Yang Muzhi. He stated, “This initiative is to attract more users towards the state-approved content.”Speaking on his team of scholars, “We have the biggest, most high-quality author team in the world.”Russia had also announced that it was working on an alternative version of Wikipedia in 2014.