Entries in Baidu (4)
China has officially launched 50 social media accounts run by internet police to target illegal and harmful online information.
Recent Chinese media reports put numbers to the Communist Party’s heavy presence in the mainland’s internet sector. These statistics, viewed against the backdrop of recent corruption scandals in this industry, spell significant FCPA risk for multinational companies.
From the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 28: August 12, 2012):
Four staffers at Baidu, China's leading search engine, have been arrested for accepting illicit payments from third-party internet manipulators.
Frequently seen in China, these third-party agents take fees of up to 200,000 yuan per year (US $31,522) from corporate clients to get rid of unwanted online content.