Former Baidu senior vice president Xiang Hailong joins Chinese smartphone maker Transsion, the company confirmed with Sina Tech on Thursday. Xiang will lead Transsion’s mobile internet services and software product development. Xiang worked for Baidu from 2005 to 2019, leading Baidu’s core search business. Based in Shenzhen, Transsion leads smartphone sales in Africa, according to Counterpoint. [Sina Tech, in Chinese]