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Baidu Provides Wireless Search for China Telecom 3G Subscribers

May 18, 2009

--Baidu search service to be embedded in China Telecom ''Best Tone'' 3G phone modules
BEIJING, May 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- Baidu, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced it has entered a strategic partnership arrangement with China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA) to provide wireless search for China Telecom's 3G mobile phone subscribers.

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Under this agreement, Baidu's wireless search service will be embedded in China Telecom's ''Best Tone'' 3G phone modules. China Telecom mobile subscribers will be able to use the ''Best Tone'' platform to access Baidu products including web search, Baidu Knows, Baidu Post-bar, image search, news search, MP3 search and other useful services.

''We are very excited to provide China Telecom subscribers with wireless search services,'' said Xuyang Ren, Baidu's Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. ''The cooperation between Baidu and China Telecom leverages each company's respective expertise and should deliver a convenient and rich mobile search experience to a growing and important user base.''

About Baidu

Baidu, 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 individual 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, are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU".

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    For investor inquiries please contact:

    In China:
     Mr. Victor Tseng
     Baidu, Inc.
     Tel:   +86-10-8260-7558
     Email: ir@baidu.com

     Ms. Cynthia He
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel:   +86-10-6566-9504
     Email: baidu@brunswickgroup.com

    In the U.S.:
     Ms. Kate Tellier
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel:   +1-212-333-3810
     Email: ktellier@brunswickgroup.com

SOURCE Baidu, Inc.