Enterprise liability in China

A qualified hospital advertises on an internet site, leading someone to get care at that hospital.  He dies.  There are complaints about the efficacy of the care provided.  Who gets hammered?  The internet site, of course.

“China Launches Baidu Probe After the Death of a Student,” The Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2016 B4.  Baidu (a for-profit company that has an 80% share of the search engine market in China) expressed regrets, but still gets criticism from other state-media companies for making money by allowing advertisers to pay to get higher placement in search results.

This being China, the medical treatment facility was the Beijing Armed Police Corps No. 2 Hospital.

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