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Baidu, China's leading search engine, is looking to hire software engineers. So it's turned to the U.S.

The search engine is seeking to hire 30 mid-to senior-level software engineers from a job fair in the Silicon Valley on July 10. That move would be the company's first direct hiring from the United States.

From Reuters:

"Baidu believes that talent is the key to our success as a company, and we go where ever the best talent can be found, whether here in China or in Silicon Valley," Zheng Bin, Baidu's human resources director said in a statement to Reuters.

"As we develop more and more advanced search technologies, our need for world-class talent will only continue to increase."

And speaking of search engines in China... read our report on the steps Google is taking to keep its Internet license in China.

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