Baidu, Tencent & Sohu In Legal Battle

The suit is on alleged defamation charges

Baidu has filed a lawsuit against Tencent Holdings and Sohu.com.

Baidu claims that both companies carried articles on their various outlets that contained inaccuracies that “caused serious adverse effects on the [its] reputation.”

The articles in question, which are still available, claim that staff in a Baidu Waimai restaurant washed food in toilet water, and used expired ingredients in meals.

The company is asking for 500,000 yuan in compensation for the comments, plus an apology to be printed in a national newspaper.

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