Alphabet Chairman John Hennessy recently told US media that anyone who does business in China compromises some of their core values. I was surprised to find the head of one of the largest global tech companies had such a limited understanding about global cooperation in the tech sector.
The parent company of Google – the world’s largest search engine – has not come up with a detailed plan on whether it will return to the Chinese mainland, the largest internet market in the world. However, some reports revealed that Google has been secretly planning a new version of its search engine for the mainland that filters certain search terms, generating a lot of buzz on Chinese social media.
Google would be welcomed by Chinese internet users if it re-launches its search engine services in the mainland, which will offer users an alternative to Baidu.
The Chinese search engine has been mired in scandals over ad revenues and porn, as its algorithms for ranking results used to be dependent on how much advertisers paid. Al-