Robin Li is one of China’s leading internet entrepreneurs with a net worth of about $17 billion. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Baidu, China’s most popular search engine. In this interview with Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie, Li discusses the Chinese tech landscape and the latest company ventures including its attempts to diversify into AI and pharma, along with his vision for Baidu’s future.
The timeless culture of China created the world’s first “wellness bible”– 2,500 years ago. The Chinese pursuit of a perfect balance between mind and matter, spirit and body, was nothing less than the quest for immortality. Because of its undeniable power, this ancient medical knowledge still flourishes today.
Baidu is the world’s 5th most visited website and China’s most popular search engine, but how much does the rest of the world know about the “Google of China?” Bloomberg West’s Emily Chang sits down for an exclusive interview with Baidu’s CEO Robin Li, China’s third richest man. They cover everything from the company’s history, to censorship by the Chinese government, to competition with Apple, Google and Alibaba.
In this episode, Francine Lacqua speaks to the CEO of L’Oreal – the world’s biggest beauty products company. Jean-Paul Agon talks about Chinese demand for luxury products, the digital transformation of the business, as well as the secret to L’Oreal’s success.
Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg Studio 1.0 to discuss his journey from leading Microsoft and Google’s efforts in China to the current global investment environment.
Mysteries of Ancient China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Starting with modern China and springing back as we seek the birth of this mighty nation, we talk of an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation, and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past. It happened in 1974, when farmers, digging a well in Xi’an, stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological finds the world had ever discovered – the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor. The Terracotta Warriors offer a unique time capsule into the past, revealing many things about the very founding of this great country, which we use to tell a larger story of the growth of China into a true superpower. From modern China, to ancient China, and back again, the film is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor and growth, in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future.