17Startup, a program that started collecting Chinese startups from 2011, reports its findings as of 2012. Its site added 3595 startups in 2012 alone. Below are top ten categories,

Out of the total of over six thousand startups it collected in the past two years, 27% are e-commerce sites, 25% on mobile and 13% social media.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com