Shanghai – Google (NASD: GOOG) may opt to exit the Chinese market on
April 10, if a quote from an unnamed sales agent for the company published in
China Business News is to be believed, The Wall Street Journal reported. "We’ve
gotten news saying Google will leave China on April 10, but this piece
of news has not yet been confirmed by the Google side," the report in
China Business News reads, according to The Journal’s translation.
also cited an unnamed employee of Google China
as saying the company would announce its intentions with relation to China on
Sources were unsure whether Google would simply shutter its
China-based search engine, or completely exit the country.
announced it would stop censoring its search results in China — a requirement by the Chinese government
— and consider leaving the country, after a hacker attacks on the Gmail
accounts of Chinese human rights activists that were found to originate from China.
(China Business News)