Friday, March 19th, 2010
Google may exit China on April 10, according to a report citing an unidentified sales agent for the company.
The Shanghai-based China Business News also cites a Google China employee saying that the company will announced its Chinese plans on Monday, March 22. This will apparently include information on how it will compensate employees if it does indeed depart the country.
The paper’s source for the April 10 date does say that Google itself has yet to confirm it. “We’ve gotten news saying Google will leave China on April 10, but this piece of news has not yet been confirmed by the Google side,” reads the Wall Street Journal‘s translation of the sales agent’s quote.
The report also says that Google China employees are unsure whether the company will simply shutter its search engine or leave the country entirely. Google did not immediately respond to our request for comment.
This article was posted: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5:28 am