Google confident of getting China web license
Posted in: Censorship at 09/07/2010 19:30
Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt expressed confidence the company will secure a licence to operate a website in China, confounding speculation Beijing may shut down its flagship site there.
Schmidt, addressing executives and financiers at an annual gathering of the industry's movers and shakers in the Idaho mountain resort of Sun Valley, said he expected Beijing to renew its licence to operate a website in the world's largest Internet market, but offered no timeframe.
Google confident China will renew licence [AFP]
Google CEO Eric Schmidt is confident that the firm's licence to operate in China, the world's largest Internet market, will be renewed, a report said Friday.
His comments came as the US web giant, which for months has been locked in a standoff with Beijing over state censorship, awaited word on the status of its Internet Content Provider licence, which is under annual review in China.