China Bullish On Stocks Not Sex

The word was the fourth most Googled word in China last year, beating out which was the most popular keyword on the search engine in other countries. Also beating were the names of three Chinese banks. And instead of wanting to know What is love? and How to kiss? (questions ranked at the top of Google's global list) China wanted to know: What is a blue chip? and How to invest in the stock market.

The word “stock” was the fourth most Googled word in China last year, beating out “sex,” which was the most popular keyword on the search engine in other countries. Also beating “sex” were the names of three Chinese banks. And instead of wanting to know “What is love?” and “How to kiss?” (questions ranked at the top of Google's global list) China wanted to know: “What is a blue chip?” and “How to invest in the stock market.” Not a very romantic bunch.

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