Form 6-K












PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16


For the month of November 2021

Commission File Number: 000-51469






Baidu Campus

No. 10 Shangdi 10th Street

Haidian District, Beijing 100085

The People’s Republic of China

(Address of principal executive offices)



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Form 20-F  ☒                Form 40-F  ☐

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


By :  

/s/ Rong Luo

Name :   Rong Luo
Title :   Chief Financial Officer

Date: November 1, 2021



Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release
99.2    Announcement — Date of Board Meeting

Exhibit 99.1

Baidu Appoints Rong Luo as Chief Financial Officer

BEIJING, Nov 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) (“Baidu” or the “Company”), a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation, today announced the appointment of Rong Luo as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

“Rong has extensive experience in financial management and capital markets,” said Robin Li, Baidu’s co-founder and CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Rong to our management team and expect his skills and leadership capabilities to help us achieve our next stage of growth in the AI era.”

“I am very excited to join Baidu. I look forward to working with the executive team to drive the future growth for Baidu,” said Mr. Luo.

Rong Luo joins Baidu from TAL Education Group, an NYSE listed company, where he served as the chief financial officer since November 2014 and played several key management roles. Prior to that, Mr. Luo was the chief financial officer of eLong Inc. from 2013 to 2014. Before that, Mr. Luo held different financial management positions at Lenovo Group and Microsoft. Mr. Luo holds bachelor’s degrees in both information management & systems and economics from Peking University, a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Tsinghua University, and a Ph.D. degree in management science from Peking University.

About Baidu

Founded in 2000, Baidu’s mission is to make the complicated world simpler through technology. Baidu is a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation, trading on Nasdaq under “BIDU” and HKEX under “9888”. One Baidu ADS represents eight Class A ordinary shares.


Investors Relations, Baidu, Inc.

Tel: +86-10-5992-8888


Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “confident” and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, contain forward-looking statements. Baidu may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in announcements made on the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about Baidu’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: Baidu’s growth strategies; its future business development, including development of new products and services; its ability to attract and retain users and customers; competition in the Chinese Internet search and newsfeed market; competition for online marketing customers; changes in the Company’s revenues and certain cost or expense items as a percentage of its revenues; the outcome of ongoing, or any future, litigation or arbitration, including those relating to intellectual property rights; the expected growth of the Chinese-language Internet search and newsfeed market and the number of Internet and broadband users in China; Chinese governmental policies relating to the Internet and Internet search providers, and general economic conditions in China and elsewhere. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and announcements on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Baidu does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release, and Baidu undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.


Exhibit 99.2

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

Under our weighted voting rights structure, our share capital comprises Class A ordinary shares and Class B ordinary shares. Each Class A ordinary share entitles the holder to exercise one vote, and each Class B ordinary share entitles the holder to exercise 10 votes, respectively, on all matters subject to the vote at general meetings of the Company. Shareholders and prospective investors should be aware of the potential risks of investing in a company with a weighted voting rights structure. Our American depositary shares, each representing eight of our Class A ordinary shares, are listed on Nasdaq in the United States under the symbol BIDU.



Baidu, Inc.


(A company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 9888)


Our board of directors will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 for the purposes of, among other matters, approving our unaudited results and announcement for the three months ended September 30, 2021 (the “Third Quarter Results Announcement”).

We will upload the Third Quarter Results Announcement to the website of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Beijing/Hong Kong Time), after the trading hours of the Stock Exchange and before the opening of the U.S. market.

The Company’s management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:30 PM on November 17, 2021, Beijing/Hong Kong Time (7:30 AM on November 17, 2021, U.S. Eastern Time).

Interested parties may register in advance of the conference call using the link provided below. Participant dial-in numbers, direct event passcode and unique registrant ID will be provided by email upon registration.

Interested parties may visit the link below for pre-registration, which automatically directs visitors to the registration page of “Baidu Q3 2021 Earnings Conference Call”, where details for RSVP may be filled in.



In the 10 minutes prior to the call start time, participants may use the conference access information (including dial-in number(s), direct event passcode and unique registrant ID) provided in the confirmation email following pre-registration.



Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until November 24, 2021:

International: +61 2 8199 0299

Conference ID: 8590343


By order of the Board
Baidu, Inc.
Mr. Robin Yanhong Li
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong, November 1, 2021

As at the date of this announcement, the board of directors of the Company comprises Mr. Robin Yanhong Li as director, and Mr. James Ding, Mr. Brent Callinicos, Mr. Yuanqing Yang and Mr. Jixun Foo as independent directors.