May 10, 2024

Baidu PR head departs company following controversial videos

Baidu's former PR head, Jing Qu, has left the tech giant after a series of short videos which led to intense backlash on social media.

May 9, 2024

Baidu PR head apologises after backlash sparked by controversial videos

In the wake of public outrage and a significant decline in share prices, Baidu refrained from commenting on the matter.

Sep 1, 2023

In a first, China allows public to use generative AI chatbots

One of the first countries to publish rules and regulate the generative AI industry in July, China has granted approvals to several tech firms, including Baidu's 'Ernie Bot' and SenseTime's 'SenseChat' for mass market use.

Aug 23, 2023

Baidu posts positive quarterly growth, thanks to ads and generative AI business

Baidu's generative AI tool, Ernie Bot, has seen success as Open AI's ChatGPT is not available in the country.

Apr 14, 2023

Embracing AI-generated content, BlueFocus will replace human copywriters and creatives

Top Chinese marketing agency BlueFocus's share price spiked on the news, adding concerns about job cuts and AI-related unemployment in the marcomms community.

Aug 24, 2021

Chinese tech giants split over long-term impact of Beijing's regulatory crackdown

China's biggest tech firms posted strong second-quarter revenues despite regulatory headwinds, leading to mixed expectations for the long-term.