Baidu's daily active user (DAU) count grew 87% over eight days.
The plot has taken a twist with assertions of the opposite from both Muji and Shanghai authorities.
A look at which industries and brands may find themselves in defensive mode come Wednesday night, and how they should react.
"External heating"? No way, says a CCTV-commissioned investigation.
BEIJING - The CCTV's '3.15' programme has made it a point to expose at least one electronics brand each year, and this year Nikon came under fire in the show, which aired Saturday evening. Australian dairy firm OzMilko and Singaporean bakery BreadTalk also received scrutiny.
BEIJING - Tomorrow's World Consumer Rights Day, referred to as '3.15' in China, is deemed a dangerous day for brands, simply because an annual TV exposé (unfair or otherwise) could affect how 1.3 billion consumers view them. Signs point strongly to online finance and e-commerce as industries that may be unhappy come tomorrow evening, according to sources.
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