Baidu’s international communications director, Kaiser Kuo, is stepping down from his position at the Chinese company. After twenty years in China, Kuo is returning to the United States where he grew up. Viewed as an essential figure on the Chinese media landscape, Kuo worked in several high level communications jobs before working for Baidu from 2010. He said that he was gracious for the opportunities he had at Baidu, but that he would now be concentrating on the successful podcast he launched with Jeremy Goldkorn, also in 2010. However, this podcast was recently bought by a US start-up business, which he says led him to the decision to move back to America.