Baidu's bid to buy app platform raises questions in China

An attempt by China's biggest search engine Baidu to buy a leading apps platform for 1.9 billion dollars has prompted the official media to question the value of the deal.

China's Baidu buys mobile app firm for $1.9 bn

The move will consolidate Baidu's position as a leading access portal to China's mobile Internet, according to a report by Chinese industry research firm CCID.