BAIDU, INC. filed this Form F-3ASR on 06/26/2017
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Exhibit 5.1

Our ref    KKZ/302152-000021/11250266v2    

Baidu, Inc.

PO Box 309, Ugland House

Grand Cayman


Cayman Islands    

26 June 2017

Dear Sirs

Baidu, Inc.

We have acted as counsel as to Cayman Islands law to Baidu, Inc. (the “Company”) in connection with the Company’s registration statement on Form F-3, including all amendments or supplements thereto (the “Registration Statement”), initially filed on 26 June 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), allowing for delayed offerings pursuant to Rule 415 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act. The Registration Statement relates to the issuance and sale from time to time, in one or more series, of debt securities of the Company (the “Securities”). Unless otherwise provided in any prospectus supplement to the prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement relating to a particular series of Securities, the Securities are to be issued under an indenture dated 28 November 2012 between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee (the “Indenture”).

We are furnishing this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement.


1 Documents Reviewed

We have reviewed originals, copies, drafts or conformed copies of the following documents:


1.1 The certificate of incorporation dated 18 January 2000, the certificate of incorporation on change of name dated 2 January 2009 and the third amended and restated memorandum and articles of association of the Company as registered or adopted on 16 December 2008 (the “Memorandum and Articles”).


1.2 The written resolutions of the board of directors of the Company dated 22 June 2017 (the “Resolutions”) and the corporate records of the Company maintained at its registered office in the Cayman Islands.


1.3 A certificate of good standing with respect to the Company issued by the Registrar of Companies dated 24 April 2017 (the “Certificate of Good Standing”).


1.4 A certificate from a director of the Company a copy of which is attached to this opinion letter (the “Director’s Certificate”).


1.5 The Registration Statement.