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Chinese Report: Google to Walk Out on April 10

China Business News is reporting that Google may leave China early next month. Citing an unidentified sales agent for the company, CBN says Google could leave on April 10. Bloomberg cites the Shanghai-based newspaper as saying the search giant might announce its plans to leave the Chinese market on Monday, March 22.

So far there's been little news from Google as to whether or not the company has made a final decision about leaving China. Earlier this week, a letter purporting to be from Google's Chinese advertising clients was made public. Later, at least 22 of the 27 people said to have signed denied they had anything to do with it. The letter was published on the Web site of the state-run China Central Television.

Google has yet to confirm reports that suggest it will make an announcement on March 22 or leave on April 10.

  • bustapr
    Bout Time!
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  • hennnry
    Buy Baidu stocks, and if google leaves China, very few Chinese will miss it anyway.

    Most Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.
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  • sicpric
    So a Chinese controlled news site says Google "might" pull out? It must be true!
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  • back_by_demand
    hennnryMost Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.But Google still ranks as the most used search engine worldwide and Baidu market share doesn't even figure in at 6.5% of market share.
    Seeing as their are soooooo many Chinese people in the world and supposedly use Baidu for no other reason than it is a Chinese company shouldn't it's global share be higher anyway?
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  • hennnryBuy Baidu stocks, and if google leaves China, very few Chinese will miss it anyway.Most Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.Does they uses it?
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  • d-block
    heaven forbid...
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  • thackstonns
    I hope Google does pull out. I sure wish I had.
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  • yiplong
    hennnryMost Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.
    What cave do you live in? Virtually nobody uses Baidu outside of China, at least not for web search. Baidu's search engine is far, far inferior to Google, and to almost every major US search engines. Baidu has some tricks in its bag when it comes to Chinese searches, but not too many Chinese Americans conduct their online searches in Chinese.
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  • milktea
    The pullout is as expected. You cannot go head to head with China. You need to play smart.

    So we lost round 1. Let's see what happen in round 2.
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  • micr0be
    i keep wondering how bad was the hacking attack on google for them to react like this .... something is going on that we don't know about.
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