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Baidu suddenly drops ads for bitcoin in China, the digital currency’s largest market for trading and mining

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he move by Baidu, China's dominant search engine, comes after the company faced heavy criticism for its advertising practices in other areas and as the government has been expressing reservations about the adoption of bitcoin.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.