Google May Bid Adieu to China on April 10

Google-Quit-China Since last week, rumors that Google has made up its mind to quit China have been getting stronger and stronger. Now a Chinese newspaper is reporting that Google may cease operations in China as early as April 10. Reportedly, Google will announce the departure date on Monday – the day after the Google employees will receive their annual year-end bonus.

The row started when Google publicly announced that they had been victim of sophisticated hacking attempts originating from China. In an aggressive move, Google promised to serve uncensored search results in China and even threatened to pull out. The ensuing controversy worsened diplomatic relationship between China and USA and succeeded in bolstering Google’s “Do No Evilimage.

Google may not be the largest search engine in China, but it does command a significant market share. Google has officially declined to comment on the speculations. However, if it indeed decides to quit China completely, there would be widespread ramifications due to the sheer number of various Google products and their respective users.

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  • Anirudh

    Google quitting from China just shows how vunerable the search engine giant is. Google despite having one of the best set of techies is pulling out of China than facing the situation and improving its technology.

    • Interesting take. But, I feel that improving its technology may not help much when the government itself is hostile and uncooperative.

  • Moa Kane

    GOOD FOR YOU GOOGLE. It's about some Americians stood up to the Chinese Government and their dishonest way of doing business. If more American companies would put on their jockstraps maybe the Chinese would wise up and APPRECIATE what American has and can do for them. I am willing to pay more for American producted products if push came to shove.