Google keeps hope over China

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Beijing, May 26: Despite its clash with Chinese Communist government, the search engine giant Google Inc still keeps its hope over China. Now, Google aims to focus on mobile content in China rather than its search engine services.

A Google official said that the company is "very positive" about the future of mobile content service in China and believes that the Asian Country will play unique role in developing mobile technology.

"China is a part of the global Internet market that, with the size of its customer base and its level of development, you"ve got to treat China seriously," John Liu, Google"s head of sales in China, said at a technology conference in Beijing.

Being the world's most populated country and world"s largest Internet market by users, China is one of the biggest markets for Google. But, after shutting down its search engine, Google has to rely on revenue from customers for display advertising and export marketing in China. The California-based company plans to shift their focus from computer based internet services to mobile content services, which are also wanted to be approved by Chinese government authorities.

Chinese authorities have not yet granted approval for Google Maps service on mobiles. According to a new licensing system introduced in May 2010, companies have to apply for the license before Mar 31 to avoid administrative actions by the government.

Earlier, Google announced that it had stopped its search engine service in China after a series of conflict with the government over censorship.

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