BEIJING:- Chinese Internet giant Baidu, the country’s equivalent of Google, must change how it displays search results, regulators said Monday, following an outcry over the death of a student whose family had sought a cancer treatment using the search engine. The ruling by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) calls into question Baidu’s business model, which is quoted in on the Nasdaq exchange in New York and has a market capitalisation of more than $60 billion, even after it fell heavily in the wake of the scandal.–AFP

Wei Zexi, 21, had been diagnosed with a terminal soft tissue disease. His family searched for a cancer cure on Baidu where they found an experimental immunotherapy treatment at a Beijing hospital run by the armed police force. Before he died, Wei denounced the firm online, and after his comments went viral, the firm has faced an onslaught of criticism.