Man pours water on Baidu CEO while speaking at public event

Last Updated: Jul 04 2019 16:02
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A man burst onto a stage and poured water over the head of Baidu CEO Robin Li at a company-sponsored event on Artificial Intelligence on Wednesday.

Baidu, a popular search engine in China, has faced criticism in recent years following a medical advertising scandal.

Li was telling the crowd about Baidu's autonomous car development when the man sauntered upon stage and dumped a water bottle on his head. Li was stunned and remained unmoved for a second to register what was happening.

But Li calmly resumed his presentation in the drenched white shirt even as security intervened to cart off the man.

Baidu issued a statement after the incident but did not give any details about the individual or what happened to him afterwards.