Google to stop censoring China Web results: CEO

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 08:55

San Francisco: Google chief executive
Eric Schmidt has said the Internet giant is still censoring
Web search results in China but that will change in a
"reasonably short time from now."

"We`re in conversation with the Chinese government,"
Schmidt told financial analysts in a conference call after
releasing Google`s fourth quarter results.

"Our business in China is today unchanged," said
Schmidt, speaking a little over a week after the Internet
giant revealed it had come under attack from cyber spies
based in China.

"We continue to follow their laws, we continue to
offer censored results," Schmidt said. "But in a reasonably
short time from now we will be making some changes there."

Schmidt did not provide any further details. Google
said last week that it would no longer censor Web search
results in China even if that meant it had to shut down its
business operations there and leave the country.

Schmidt said Google would like to remain in China. "We
made a strong statement that we wish to remain in China," he
said.

"We like the Chinese people, we like our Chinese
employees. We like the business opportunities there, but we`d
like to do that on somewhat different terms than we have,"
Schimdt said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 08:55

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