Baidu Beat

Betty Tian 田佩奇

Betty joined Baidu in July 2010 as media specialist on the Investor Relations team. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she majored in international relations. Betty is a native of Chengdu and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. During her spare time, she enjoys eating spicy Sichuanese food, traveling the world, and skiing.

Katy Pinke 毕珂

Katy first got hooked on Chinese internet memes during her junior year at Princeton University, when she began chasing around the “Grass Mud Horse” (cǎonímǎ): a lewd pun and versatile virtual hero that would ultimately become the subject of her senior thesis. She went on to receive a B.A. in East Asian Studies and a certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication, before moving back to Beijing to study classical Chinese at Tsinghua University. She now works as a Chinese-to-English translator for various print and internet publications, participates in a casual ukulele troupe, and continues to dig China’s sassy online neologisms.

Kaiser Kuo 郭怡广

Kaiser is Baidu’s director of international communications. He’s worked in and around the Chinese Internet industry since 1999, for start-ups, digital agencies, and as a technology reporter. Kaiser was the co-founder of seminal Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, and remains active in the music scene as guitarist of the band Chunqiu (Spring & Autumn). He was born in Upstate New York, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and has lived in Beijing for about 15 years.

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