[This post is written by our guest editor: Michelle Chen, from School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University]

A few weeks ago, Chinese race car driver, novelist, blogger, and future New York Times columnist Han Han wrote a letter to Baidu founder Robin Li – and caused quite the commotion. The letter essentially lashed out at Baidu’s business model – the locating and sharing of free digital information at the expense of creative artists.

“Baidu is eviler than Google”, a netizen commented on FTChinese.com. Why do they think that?

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