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Chinese Government Clears Baidu on Internet Gambling Charges

This week the Beijing Cyberspace Administration announced that it had cleared the Chinese search engine Baidu of charges that they had allowed online gambling site ads on their webpages.

Baidu got off on the charges, which could have resulted in financial penalties, but the company needs to go after the staff member that caused the ads to be approved and go after them for legal liability. The BCA says that the company itself didn't intend to air the ads, but is also insisting the popular search engine clamp down on the approval of ads.

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18 August 2016 - 9:35pm

Such ads could be really annoying and I'm glad that the Chinese Government go after them, if that was intentional or not have to be cleared but they will be more careful from now on I guess.

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19 August 2016 - 2:27pm

IIRC, gambling is actually illegal in China (apart from Macau and Hong Kong) and so this would cause a huge problem if the ads were allowed to persist. I'm sure that the staff member that approved the ads would be punished harshly.

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20 August 2016 - 11:09am

I understand that it is illegal to gamble in China but to be honest, globally thinking I don't think this should be a big issue. But I am definitely interested to see how this will end.

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