Baidu is the dominant search engine in China with over 70% market share. Other search engines like Google and 360 attract nowhere near that level of traffic in China.
Certain industries receive more scrutiny than others, but in general, as long as you can provide the proper documentation for your business, you can sell your goods/services in China.
Gambling and pornography are explicitly forbidden.
Yes. Where your business is based has no effect on your application.
This is generally not a good idea. Even if your business is targeting English-speaking Chinese, most prefer a website with Chinese content. Also, in some situations non-English speaking family and friends of your target audience may want to check out your site. We offer professional translation services if needed.
No. If your website is consistently accessible and fast-loading within China, then there is no need to host your site in China. We can test your site to ensure its speed is up to par.
Generally no. Only a small percentage of web users outside of China use Baidu.