Sundar Pichai, the India-born CEO of Google, this week made a sturdy case for the return of search giant to China, claiming it is already assisting firms of China receive worldwide access. Google was closed down in 2010 in China following an argument with the government over policies for censorship. Ever since then Gmail, Google, and its other products including YouTube are barred in the second biggest economy of the world.
“A lot of task Google does is to assist firms of China”, the CEO of Google, who from IIT Kharagpur has a BTech degree, claimed at a state-run worldwide Internet meeting at Wuzen, the Chinese city. The meeting was also attended by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, and Xi Jinping, the Chinese President. “Many medium- and small-sized companies in China take benefit of Google to get their goods to many different nations beyond China,” Pichai claimed in the meeting. This data was also backed by Hong Kong-located South China Morning.
After the prohibition, Google later moved its processes to Hong Kong. In its nonattendance, Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, JD.com, and Baidu came out as most influential companies in abroad and China. Google and its items can be authorized in China via VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) for which Beijing in recent times has intensified a crackdown. This year Apple decided to agree to the requests of the Chinese government to eliminate dozens of VPN (virtual private network) apps services that permits users of China to authorized banned websites from its domestic App Store.
The calling app, Skype, was eliminated this autumn from its local App Store. Attendance of Pichai at the state supported Internet conference followed post China lately lifted the prohibition on Google services for translation. Apart from Google, a number of media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook remain banned in China.