This is most likely because there are extremely few results in chinese that match the query.
Right now Twitter Search handles lang queries in a relatively inefficient way, so that queries for common terms that match extremely few results may time out. We can (and will) make this better, but the point is that you probably wouldn't have gotten many, if any, results for this query in any case. d On Mar 22, 12:51 pm, Irokez <iro...@gmail.com> wrote: > http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=^_^&lang=en - works > perfectlyhttp://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=^_^&lang=zh - Twitter search > has timed out > Is there a way to solve the problem? To unsubscribe from this group, send email to twitter-development-talk+unsubscribegooglegroups.com or reply to this email with the words "REMOVE ME" as the subject.