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Google To Return To The Mainland Chinese Market

By March 15, 2017 at 1:32 am
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Google is still negotiating with Beijing over its plan to return to the mainland Chinese market. This was confirmed by a senior Chinese lawmaker and the former top official who have knowledge on the said negotiation.

It has been reported that China has been in touch with Google using different channels. In fact, some of the country's leaders from varied departments had also communicated with Google. According to Liu Binjie, former head of the General Administration of Press and Publication, Google was among the services on the priority list for China's re-entry.

As reported on Korea Times, so much hope is instilled that a portion of Google's business will make its return to China first then the company will also return to other countries. As the company return to the country, the first to get through will be the academic sector.

China, as shared by Liu will focus on making academic progress that's why it will be the academic sector which will get through first. The company shall then cater to the country's academic exchanges and exchanges also in culture and science instead of politics or information and news.

The other functions that are under negotiation provided by Google include all service function as long as they do not include sensitive information like that in politics. However, despite these plans, there is no timetable yet for its formal return.

It can be recalled that Google pulled its search engine way back 2010 in mainland China following a bitter argument with Beijing over the issue on strict censorship guidelines. Now, it looks like the internet giant is expressing its desire to return the nation which has been considered as the world's biggest internet market. So far, China has 721 million users and as expected, the number is increasing.

Last 2015, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google shared that the company was in constant dialogue and communication with Beijing since it has the desire to serve the whole of China.

But China is also telling that if ever a company desire to work in the country and enter the market, they have to abide by the laws of China and Google is no exemption. So if Google will follow Chinese rules, it will harm its rules concerning global operation. That's why both Google and China need to fix some agreements to finalize the re-entry of the company.

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