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President of Google China to Resign

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President of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee is resigning.

First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the rumor was later confirmed by a Google source who spoke to Reuters. Lee has since released a statement announcing his resignation to start his own venture.

"With a very strong leadership team in place, it seemed a very good moment for me to move to the next chapter in my career," Lee said in a statement, according to CNet News.

Two Google executives, Boon-Lock Yeo and John Liu, will replace the former employee. WSJ reports that Yeo, currently serving as director of Google's Shanghai engineering office, will run engineering for Google China, while Liu will take on Yeo's business and operational responsibilities.

Read more on the Wall Street Journal.

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    Major7up , September 4, 2009 7:39 PM
    Will this have any affect on us stateside?
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    doc70 , September 4, 2009 8:56 PM
    one of two reasons: either he was too liberal for the Communist Party's taste, or not liberal enough for Google's taste. Given Google's history of giving in to Communist censorship before, I would say the first of the two reasons...
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    jamiefearon , September 5, 2009 3:15 PM
    Long live Communism, China is doing great. Better than the arrogant Americans anyway :) 
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    t3chb0y , September 6, 2009 7:31 AM
    jamiefearonLong live Communism, China is doing great. Better than the arrogant Americans anyway

    You mean 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' =P
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    Andraxxus , September 13, 2009 7:03 PM
    Wow so many comments.