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Google CEO: We Want to Return to China in a Significant Way

NetEase ( reported that, at the Code Conference on June 1, Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressed his interest in Google returning to China. He said that he wanted Google’s return to happen in a significant way, but we’re "being thoughtful about [the return]." "It depends. We are open [to the idea]."

Google closed its search engine in China in 2010. Though Chinese manufacturers are using its Android system, many Google services such as the Play app store are not available in China.

[Editor’s Note: There were reports that Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai expelled Google from China as part of a deal they made with Baidu. in exchange Baidu then posted negative information about Xi Jinping and their other political rivals. Recently, Baidu has been under scrutiny from both the government and from netizens for irresponsibly selling forums and search ads.]

Source: NetEase, June 2, 2016