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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-

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