Google will stop its operations in China after several months of negotiations with Chinese authorities, China Business News publication announcing that the U.S. giant will leave China on April 10, inform Mashable.
The publication cited as source a Chinese employee of Google China, but the information has not been confirmed by the American company representatives.
The source says the company gave employees two options after closing the portal in China: either to work for a subsidiary of the United States or for the company’s operations in Asia Pacific.
The information confirms the idea that Google will close all operations in China and not just a search engine, as previous speculation.
A Google spokesman said on Monday that the discussions with Chinese officials have not concluded, but specified that the American group is determined not to accept censorship.
Internet Service Operators are required to censor words and images that the Communist Party considers unacceptable.
Very popular international platforms, like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, are blocked in China, where the authorities do use a filter that doesn’t allow users to access banned content.