The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jason Moser, Bryan Hinmon, and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. Shares of Baidu fell even though the company delivered better-than-expected earnings. In this segment the guys analyze Baidu and discuss investing in China. While some companies present a higher level of risk, the guys share why investing in better-known market leaders like Baidu and SINA or in U.S. companies, like Yum! Brands, with a strong presence in China, is a better way to go.

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