China: The great search forward
Victor Liang plows his metallic beige BMW sedan through Beijing's traffic on a crisp February morning as he describes how he came to be the first general counsel at Baidu, China's leading internet search engine. It was five years ago, and he was wrapping up an LLM at the University of New South Wales in Australia after having studied law at Peking University a decade before. "I wanted to do some work to combine Chinese local issues and some overseas issues," recalls Liang, who toiled for a few years as a Beijing bureaucrat before switching careers.
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