月別アーカイブ: 2013年8月

Baidu BBS Service, Keep Watching Its Compliance!

The largest search engine in China Baidu, Inc. is listed on Nasdaq since May 2005. The compliance with the laws in mainland China is not mandatory for continued listing according to Nasdaq ‘Continued Listing Guide’. However, we should not allow an unlawful company to raise money on any stock exchange outside of China.
Baidu – Wikipedia
Of course, from the viewpoint outside of mainland China, the most serious problem is human rights, such as freedom of speech and ethnic minority problems. However, as long as stock market is concerned, let’s not interfere in their domestic politics.
So we should focus on whether or not Baidu complies with the domestic laws in mainland China. And they actually leave illegal contents as they are in their BBS service called ‘Tieba’.
For example, I recently found a public message which reveals a 16 year old girl’s privacy and defames her. And many users add comments defaming this girl. According to Minors Protection Law in mainland China, it is prohibited to reveal the privacy of minors, people younger than 18 years.
The problem is that Baidu leaves such illegal public messages as they are, even after I claimed several times via their contact in Japan (because I live in Japan). And several days later, I happended to find these illegal messages are deleted without noticing me. Baidu has no transparency in processing customers claims.
On Baidu BBS service ‘Tieba’, there still remain numberless messages revealing privacy of others and defaming them. Baidu seems to be very reluctant to check such illegal contents on their BBS service.
The companies not compliant with their domestic laws should not raise money on the stock exchange abroad. And the investors who put money on such unlawfull companies should also be blamed.
So here I would like to say, “Let’s keep watching Baidu BBS service!”


問剣 – 阿蘭
というのは、SNH48(AKB48の上海姉妹グループ)一期生のメンバーに、『League of Legends 英雄聯盟』や『Defense of the Ancients (DOTA)』というオンラインゲームのヘビーユーザーがいるからだ。

Baidu, Inc., Listed on Nasdaq, Infringes Minors Protection Law in China

*)On Aug 24, 2013, I confirmed the thread written below is deleted. Here I appreciate Baidu, Inc appropriately solving problems by observing Minors Protection Law in mainland China.
The Chinese largest search engine provider Baidu, Inc. is a lawbreaking company. They even don’t comply with laws in mailand China.
Baidu provides a BBS service called ‘Tieba’ in mainland China. You don’t have to register as long as you only read its contents.
Of course, there is no freedom of speech on this BBS. If you write anything against Chinese government, Baidu will instantly delete it without your permission.
But when you consider that there is no freedom of speech in mainland China itself, you can say that it cannot be helped even if Baidu has a strong censorship. In addition, you can even say that Baidu actually *follows* the laws of Chinese govenrnment.
However, Baidu explicitly infringes Minors Protection Law established by Chinese government.
China has Minors Protection Law amended on Dec 29, 2006. This law defines “minors” as people less than 18 years old. And its 39th article says that any organization or person shall not expose minors’ privacy.
Please take a look at the following very long thread on Baidu BBS. (Sorry but only in Chinese)
This thread intentionally exposes the privacy of a 16 year old girl. This girl is a member of a girls singer group SNH48. If you have some knowledge about Japanese sub-culture, you can easily find this group is a sister group in mainland China of AKB48.
Anyway, althought this thread on Baidu BBS intentionally exposes the privacy of a minor girl, defames her and infringes Minors Protection Law established by Chinese government, Baidu *would not* delete this thread.
Actually I asked Baidu to delete this thread several times, but Baidu ignores my claim as of now. This fact shows that Baidu has no intention to comply with laws even in their home country.
I wonder why U.S. government allows this illegal entity Baidu to be listed on NASDAQ. Does this mean U.S. government doesn’t care at all whatever the listed companys do?