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Baidu Appoints Yinan Li as Chief Technology Officer

Oct 6, 2008

BEIJING, Oct. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Baidu.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced the appointment of Yinan Li as chief technology officer, effective October 6.

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"We are pleased to welcome Yinan to our senior management team," said Robin Li, Baidu's chief executive officer. "Yinan has a strong track record of developing and applying technologies that succeed in the marketplace. As Baidu's chief technology officer, Yinan will draw on his expertise to lead our technology teams, helping us to excel in the development and adoption of new products and technologies. Yinan's rich experience, both in start-up companies and in corporate executive positions, gives me confidence in his ability to lead technology innovation and integration at Baidu."

An experienced research and development leader, Li has more than 16 years of experience in the information technology industry. Prior to joining Baidu, Li served as chief telecommunications scientist and vice president at Huawei Technologies, a telecom solutions provider. In that position, he oversaw the development of 3G mobile chipsets. Li joined Huawei from Harbour Networks, a developer of intelligent security systems, where he served as chief executive officer. His work at Harbour Networks was preceded by various positions at Huawei Technologies, including product manager, director of research and development and president of research and development where he led a staff of over 5,000.

Li holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in optical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

About Baidu

Baidu.com, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best way for people to find information. In addition to serving Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs, each of which represents one Class A ordinary share, currently trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU".

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