Lawyers from Sidley Austin have registered to lobby on behalf of Baidu Inc., marking the Chinese search engine’s entry into Washington, D.C.’s influence market.

Baidu is hoping to have a say in the development of what’s known as the Special 301 Report, according to a lobbying registration filed with the U.S. Senate. The report is an annual look at what the U.S. government considers to be unfair trade practices, and it’s written by staff in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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