This Chinese entrepreneur and computer scientist is the chief executive of China's most popular search engine. Robin Li, 42, founded Baidu in 2000 and it has since become the third-largest independent search engine in the world, as well as the first Chinese company to feature on the Nasdaq-100 Index. Li learned his trade in the US, at Dow Jones & Co, for which he developed software to power the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. Throughout the late 1990s, he continued to pioneer software, working as a staff engineer at the early search engine company Infoseek. In developing Baidu, Li has been accused of aiding the Chinese government's programme of censorship, as the site adheres to a long list of blocked websites and censored topics, such as the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
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