Google wants back in…in China
07 August 2018 | 6:45 am
Google left China in 2010, refusing to bow to state censorship. Now it is willing to create a censored search engine to meet Beijing's needs. Bob Boorstin, who was on the team that made the decision for Google to enter China in 2006, and Bloomberg Opinion's Shira Ovide break down what's changed for Google.
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