Top Chinese search engine Baidu.com has put a character sketch
of Xu Sanduo, the hero of a popular TV series, at its logo on
Wednesday, declaring they will pick a person in the spotlight every
month starting from November.
Top Chinese search engine baidu.com has put a
character sketch of Xu Sanduo, the hero of a popular TV series, at
its logo on Wednesday, November 7, 2007.
Beijing Daily Messenger reported that the website will
chose the logo person based on search rankings by netizens on their
engine, like Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
The person should have been in the public arena during the
latest month and he or she will represent a current trend,
spiritually or practically speaking, an officer from Baidu told the
For example, Xu Sanduo, this month's person, is a devoted
soldier. He is an ordinary person but he possesses an optimistic
and persistent spirit, which is greatly applauded by audiences, the
The move has been welcomed by netizens. "Whenever I log on to
the website and am greeted by Xu Sanduo's smiling face, I feel
encouraged and full of energy," one user was quoted as saying.
Xu Sanduo, hero in the TV series Soldier Sortie.
(CRI.cn November 8, 2007)