"Wang's job was more financial related than strategic
related and the company's everyday operations are led
by other senior managers," said Liu Bin, chief analyst
at research firm BDA China. "Although it is a personal
tragedy, I don't think Baidu without Wang will be less
capable in terms of competing with its competitors."
The Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday that
Wang was killed in a swimming accident when he
was on vacation in Sanya, a popular seaside resort
on the southern tip of Hainan island.
China Daily article