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Aug 07, 2018 08:29 PM
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Despite Google’s ‘Huge Blunder,’ Communist Party Newspaper Sees Hope for Search Giant in China

A Google LLC sign is seen during the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, or ChinaJoy, in Hong Kong on Friday. Photo: VCG
A Google LLC sign is seen during the China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference, or ChinaJoy, in Hong Kong on Friday. Photo: VCG

* Google LLC declines to comment on report that it was secretly developing a new version of its search engine for China

* Editorial that Communist Party official newspaper posted on Facebook said “Google is welcome to return” but “must comply with the requirements of the law”

(Beijing) — Global search leader Google LLC made a “huge blunder” by deciding to shutter its China-based search engine in 2010, but should be allowed back into the country if it plays by Beijing’s strict rules for media oversight, the official newspaper of the country’s ruling Communist Party said.

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