Report: Google to Shut China Operation in April

U.S. Internet giant Google will close its business in China next month and may announce its plans next week, Chinese media reported on Friday, after rows over censorship and hacking.

The China Business News said Google would go through with a threatened withdrawal from the country on April 10.

“We have learned that Google will leave China on April 10, but the information has not been confirmed by Google at present,” the newspaper quoted an official with an unidentified Chinese advertising agency as saying.

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Side note:  Thanks for the extra tip off of this story from Niko Depofi!

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