U.S. Judge Rules for Activists in Case Against Baidu, China

A U.S. judge has given a lawsuit by pro-democracy activists against Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China new life, even after the country invoked its authority as a sovereign nation to block the censorship case. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the activists were entitled to serve their lawsuit on Baidu's lawyer in New York, without infringing China's sovereign protections.