Google to ditch China next month

Mike Riggs Contributor
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About. Damn. Time. Ars Technica:

April 10: General Robert E. Lee’s last address to Confederate troops, the Titanic’s departure from Southampton, England, my friend Jake’s birthday, and now, Google’s rumored pull-out date in China. The company is preparing to announce its decision as soon as March 22, according to an anonymous source speaking to the China Business News, though it likely won’t be the end of the company’s operations in the region.

The newspaper’s source, quoted by Bloomberg, said that Google’s Chinese staff will find out what their options are on March 22 as well. Previously, Google had told them that they could either move to the US to work at Google’s headquarters or that they could work for Google’s Asia-Pacific business.