Baidu in soup

SHANGHAI: China’s internet regulator has summoned executives at Baidu, the operator of China’s dominant search engine, to discuss illegal content in search results and in online forums, the Cyberspace Administration of China said on Saturday. The content included pornographic and violent material and advertisements for unlicensed hospitals, the administration said. It ordered the company to increase monitoring. Baidu released a statement on Saturday apologising for failures in the management of the platform and said the firm had started to take measures to solve problems.