The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric talk about fears surrounding the Chinese government taking actions against the variable interest entity structure companies use to receive foreign capital and list on foreign exchanges. For background on this listing structure -- and specifically how Baidu's ownership structure works -- you can read this great article on the subject.

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