they've burnt Google brand in China, ex-Google China executive says

Google Inc. would probably ‘peramnently withdraw’ from China market instead of abiding by country’s censorship laws. Google is likely to officially announce their plans on March 22 to pull out of China on April 10, Shanghai-based China Business News reported. Gabriel Stricker, a spokesman for Mountain View, California-based Google, declined to comment, as did Jessica […]

Google Inc. would probably ‘peramnently withdraw’ from China market instead of abiding by country’s censorship laws. Google is likely to officially announce their plans on March 22 to pull out of China on April 10, Shanghai-based China Business News reported. Gabriel Stricker, a spokesman for Mountain View, California-based Google, declined to comment, as did Jessica Powell, a spokeswoman in Tokyo. Peter Lui, formerly Google’s financial controller for the Asia Pacific region, said “the public manner in which Google announced its intention to pull out of the country means they may have ‘burnt bridges and they’ve burnt the Google brand in China,’ ‘there is no way Google can ever come back’.” “China can do without Google. They have other search engines,” said Christopher Tang, professor of business at University of California, Los Angeles. Google “will have a difficult time re-entering the China market,” he said.

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