Accompanying ‘big uncle’ Xi Jinping, Baidu chief speaks on South Korea – China Internet

Xinhua / China.org.cn:

China and South Korea see great potential for cooperation in the internet sector as the two nations shares the common ground of technology innovation, said Robin Li 李彦宏, chairman and chief executive officer of China’s search engine giant Baidu in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Friday…

…Li was one of the 250 business executives followed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit to South Korea. This is the biggest ever foreign business delegation to South Korea, according to the Korea Chamber of Commerce.

Li is popular among South Korea’s business circle. Oh Young-ho, CEO of South Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the country’s state-funded trade and investment promotion organization, has arranged a closed-door meeting with Li on Friday, talking about future cooperation…

…”We should be proud that China and South Korea are two among four countries around world that have core search engine technology,” said Li, mentioning South Korea’s top search engine Naver…

…Since the 1970s, the United States has been branded as a hub of the global internet development, cultivating most of the technology and products innovation because of its largest internet users and best technological engineers. It also leads the internet resources and rules-making.

“But now things are different,” said Li, adding that China, with its 600 million netizens, is ranked as the world’s No.1 internet market, while South Korea features world’s leading rates for mobile internet and broadband and internet speed…

A Sohu report on the same topics was titled ‘Big uncle Xi visits South Korea,Robin Li leads speeches by Chinese business people’.

Links and sources
Xinhua / China.org.cn: Interview: Big potential lies in China-S. Korea internet cooperation: Baidu’s Robin Li
Sohu: 习大大出访韩国 李彦宏领衔中国企业家主题演讲
Sina: 李彦宏:技术创新是中韩互联网共同话题