Google 99.9 Percent Certain of China Exit
Although still engaged in talks with the Chinese government over the issue of censorship of its Chinese-language search engine, signs are increasing that Google could soon close the search engine. According to Financial Times, with talks at an impasse, Google is 99.9 percent certain it will close down Google.cn. The company has gone so far to draw up detailed plans of its possible closure.
It is a stance that is hardening on both sides. China’s government has been warning Google’s partners to prepare for the eventuality of business without Google. Business partners that offer a Google-powered search box on their site would either have to direct searches to Google’s main site, a rival search engine, or filter the results themselves to comply with government regulation, says CNET News.
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