BAIDU, INC. filed this Form 20-F on 03/31/2017
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The following table sets forth the allocation of our share-based compensation expenses both in absolute amount and as a percentage of total share-based compensation expenses among our employees based on the nature of work which they were assigned to perform.


    For the Year Ended December 31,  
    2014     2015     2016  
    RMB     %     RMB     %     RMB     US$     %  
    (In thousands, except percentages)  

Allocation of Share-based Compensation Expenses


Cost of revenues

    34,611       3.6       49,770       3.6       103,354       14,886       5.9  

Selling, general and administrative

    426,052       44.3       486,760       35.1       429,234       61,823       24.4  

Research and development

    502,077       52.1       850,588       61.3       1,227,400       176,782       69.7  






















Total share-based compensation expenses

    962,740       100.0       1,387,118       100.0       1,759,988       253,491       100.0  























Cayman Islands and BVI

We are not subject to income or capital gain tax under the current laws of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Additionally, none of these jurisdictions currently impose a withholding tax on dividends.

Hong Kong

Our subsidiaries in Hong Kong are subject to the uniform tax rate of 16.5%. Under Hong Kong tax law, our subsidiaries in Hong Kong are exempted from income tax on their foreign-derived income and there is no withholding tax in Hong Kong on remittance of dividends.


Our subsidiaries in Japan with paid-in capital in excess of JPY100 million are subject to a national corporate income tax rate of 25.5% through March 31, 2015, and since April 1, 2015 the income tax rate has been reduced to 23.9%. The subsidiaries with paid-in capital of no more than JPY100 million will be taxed at a rate of 15% on the first JPY8 million and at 23.9% on the portion over JPY8 million from April 1, 2015. In addition to this national corporate income tax, our subsidiaries are subject to another national tax called a local corporation tax. Additionally, local income taxes, which are local inhabitant tax, enterprise tax and special local corporation tax, are also imposed on corporate income. The resulting effective corporate income tax rates of our Japanese subsidiaries range from approximately 34% to 37%.

PRC Enterprise Income Tax

Effective from January 1, 2008, the PRC’s statutory enterprise income tax, or EIT, rate is 25%. An enterprise may benefit from a preferential tax rate of 15% under the EIT Law if it qualifies as a “High and New Technology Enterprise” strongly supported by the state. Pursuant to the Administrative Measures on the Recognition of High and New Technology Enterprises, as amended in January 2016, the provincial counterparts of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation make joint determination on whether an enterprise is qualified as a “High and New Technology Enterprise” under the EIT Law. In making such determination, these government agencies consider, among other factors, ownership of core technology, whether the key technology supporting the core products or services fall within the scope of high and new technology strongly supported by the state as specified in the measures, the ratios of research and development personnel to total personnel, the ratio of research and development expenditures to