Google issue: US seeks explanation from China

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'China must explain Google allegations'
Washington, Jan 20: United States is seeking answers from China on the allegations levelled against it by the internet major Google Inc.

The assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, Kurt Campbell, on Tuesday, Jan 19, informed that the US government has held several rounds of meetings with the Chinese authorities and that there would be more discussions on the issue in the near future.

"Now, it is also clear that China has denied the allegations made by Google. But we also think that the Chinese are in the best position to explain this, and we are asking them for an explanation," Campbell said in response to a question at a news conference.

Last week, Google threatened to pull out of the country alleging that China indulged in hacking. The search engine giant also raised concern over censorship.

While China continues to deny these allegations, US government, which identifies cyber security and internet freedom as a priority, intervened immediately and continues to press for answers.

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