google search china

Conflicting rumors and reports surround the topic of Google search returning to China. It all started with an Intercept report claiming that a censored version of the search engine might be in the works, according to allegedly leaked documents. Meanwhile, reports from China, citing information from “relevant departments”, are vehement in debunking the comeback of Google search.

The Wall Street Journal, on the other hand, claims that Google is courting its partners in China to help convince the Chinese government. The Mountain View giant offers tools to app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in China, while its search engine, YouTube, and Gmail remain blocked for most Chinese citizens.

The report lends credence to previous rumors of Google working on a search engine that would obey Chinese censorship rules. This project is allegedly dubbed “Dragonfly, and Google is relying on its partners to help convince the Chinese government to authorize such a move.

Chinese authorities want to support domestic champions as much as possible,” said Marbridge Consulting’s Mark Natkin. This is what Google is relying on, apparently, naming companies like Xiaomi, Mobvoi,, and Tencent Holdings Ltd., in its attempt to demonstrate its contribution to the Chinese economy, and hopefully get official permission for Google Search, and other blocked products.

Image credit: Yahoo

You May Also Like

Samsung names new mobile chief to defend its lead against HUAWEI

Samsung has appointed Roh Tae-moon, its youngest president at age 51, as head of the company’s mobile division, in a move to conserve leading position.
apple macbook deal

Apple MacBooks could soon get a “Pro” mode, macOS beta suggests

Strings of code inside the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta suggest that Apple might be working on offering users a “Pro” mode.
Samsung 5G

Samsung to acquire U.S. network provider TWS

Samsung today announced, according to a Korea Herald report, that it will acquire Virginia-based network provider TeleWorld Solutions.