Baidu had a turbulent 2016 after backlash from an advertising fiasco forced the company to stop selling medical and health care-related ads. Photo: Bloomberg

Baidu reports second quarter of revenue declines after ad scandal

Baidu, China’s largest online search operator, reported a second straight quarter of sales declines as it struggles to regain traction after last year’s public backlash from the death of a medical student linked to an advertising fiasco.