Google CEO Says Company Still Far From Launching Search in China
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said this week that the company is “not even close” to launching its search service in China. The remarks follow the backlash generated by the news that Google will be launching a censored version of its search for the Chinese market.
Dubbed “Project Dragonfly”, the censored version of the search engine will reportedly block certain terms like “peaceful protest” and websites deemed illegal by the ruling Communist Party.
Pichai said in the internal meeting that while they have been very open about expanding in China, it is still very unclear as to whether a search product for China would, or could, be launched at all.