Bloomberg reports that Google and the Chinese government are in talks about the future of Google’s search engine in China. Google’s recent threat to pull out of China unless it could serve search results uncensored has made front page news, elicited questions from the U.S. and affected the censorship debate.
Now according to an e-mail response Bloomberg received, Google has been holding talks with Chinese authorities and will hold more “in the coming days.”
The fact that Google and China are in talks doesn’t surprise because nowadays China is one of the world’s largest economies. Yet we’d be surprised if these talks result in a censored Google search engine within China. After the company’s strong stand last week, it’d be an embarrassing about face to accept censorship once again.
We’ll keep our ears to ground and try to find out more details about the talks. We want to know what you think though: Would Google be wise to stay in China with some restrictions or is it better off pulling out completely? Let us know in the comments. [Bloomberg via Mashable]