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Baidu sued for alleged monopoly
By Tong Hao (
Updated: 2009-01-07 17:03, China's first online information platform linking medicine manufacturers with distributors and users, sued the biggest Chinese language search engine on Dec 25, 2008 for its monopoly. required Baidu to stop blocking its web pages from appearing on its search results and pay 1.106 million yuan ($161,460) for the losses that such acts have incurred. Beijing First Intermediate People's Court accepted the case on Dec 26.

According to Li Changqing, a lawyer representing, the company made the decision to file a lawsuit after it failed to reach an out-of-court settlement with Baidu.

On Oct 31, 2008, applied to the State Administration for Industry & Commerce to initiate an anti-trust investigation against Baidu which replied on Nov 10 that its blockage of is because they carry junk information.

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