Google Wants to Stay in China: CEO

Search giant objects to 'censorship,' continues push for change
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2010 1:35 PM CST
Chairman and CEO of Google Eric Schmidt.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Google's CEO doesn’t see the company’s run-in with the Chinese government over a suspicious cyberattack means an end to their relationship. "We just don't like censorship," Eric Schmidt said at a World Economic Forum summit today. He said the company is optimistic about effecting change from within, and “we would very much like to stay in China.”

Google would also “very much like the censorship we oppose to improve in China,” Schmidt said. He said he believes the search giant “can apply some pressure to make things better for the Chinese people.” Schmidt’s outlook appears to boil down to an easy dichotomy, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We like what China is doing in terms of growth,” he said today. “We just don't like censorship.”

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