Google tells US lawmakers that it's considering 'a variety of options' for how to re-enter China, but didn't answer about censorship

Business Insider | 10/12/2018 | Reuters
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Google has told U.S. lawmakers that it's considering "a variety of options" to offer additional services in China.

The company declined to detail plans for addressing the censorship that the Chinese government would require in any of Google's apps and services.

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The company has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China's search engine market, and that it would comply with its internet censorship and surveillance policies.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers it was considering "a variety of options" to offer additional services in China, but declined to detail plans for addressing Chinese censorship.

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The company has come under criticism after reports it was considering re-entering China's search engine market and would comply with its internet censorship and surveillance policies.

In an Aug. 31 letter to six senators made public on Friday, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said the company was "thoughtfully considering a variety of options for how to offer services in China in a way that is consistent with our mission."

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The letter was reported earlier by The Intercept, a news website. Google declined to comment.

Reuters and other outlets had reported in August that Google planned to launch a version of its search engine in China that would block some websites and search terms. The move would mark its return to a...
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