Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters
Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters
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Baidu's Qunar hit by merchant revolt

A revolt by agents on Qunar's online travel platform will get settled in the next one to two months, but could delay the company's IPO plans by a year or more

Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters
Qunar received a big vote of confidence in 2011 when it received a US$300 million investment from leading search engine Baidu. Photo: Reuters
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”