Sundar Pichai, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google LLC, told a US Congress Committee, that his company did not currently have any ‘plans’ to launch a search engine in China, Business Standard has reported.
"Right now, there are no plans to launch search in China. Getting access to information is an important human right, so we always are compelled across the world to try hard to provide that information.” said Mr Pichai, the Indian-American, who was appointed the CEO of Google in 2015.
While declaring that he would be “fully transparent” with the US lawmakers if Google launched its search products in China, he noted that over 100 engineers were working on a censored search engine for China at some point.
It was reported in November 2018 that over 90 Google employees had signed a petition protesting against the tech giant’s plans to build a search engine that complied with Chinese censorship rules and curtailed freedom of speech and expression.
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