Sundar Pichai Makes Strong Case For Google's Return To China

07 December, 2017, 09:23 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Apple chief Tim Cook’s comments come at a pivotal point for the company’s future in China which is now its biggest market outside of North America

"Beggars' Conference" mocks high profile figures such as Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Sundar Pichai who have attended in apparent hope of winning Beijing's favor; "World Spenders' Conference", on the other hand, alludes to a crudely homophonous expression of scorn for Chinese leaders' generosity in dispensing it to foreigners, rather than China's own people.

Pichai was on a panel on Sunday, where he pointed out how Google was still relevant to Chinese businesses, despite the fact that it pulled out of China in 2010 following the government's moves to censor YouTube videos and Google search queries.

According to the Washington Post, "Chinese media welcomed Cook's endorsement, with the nationalist Global Times declaring in a headline that 'Consensus grows at Internet conference, '" while free speech and human rights activists condemned Cook's remarks. Google is believed to be seeking to return to China after withdrawing from it years ago because of disagreement over censorship and its cyber attacks.

After the ban, Google subsequently shifted its operations to Hong Kong.

These include virtual private network services, which help users bypass China's firewall.

Apple is facing criticism from local users and rights groups for bowing to pressure from Beijing after it chose to remove dozens of apps from its Chinese store, including messaging apps and virtual private network services, which help users subvert China's Great Firewall.

Skype, the calling app, was removed from its mainland App Store this autumn.

China's 4th World Internet Conference came to a close in the scenic watertown of Wuzhen on Tuesday with praise from state news outlets, but little discussion on Chinese social media.

Besides Google, a number of global social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter remain banned in China over fears that their presence would open-up to millions of China's social media users marginalising the official media.

"The theme of this conference - developing a digital economy for openness and shared benefits - is a vision we at Apple share", Cook said, as reported by Bloomberg. Although the conference occurs annually in China, it's the first time such prominent tech executives from Silicon Valley have attended and given public comments.

Xi said that online developments were raising many new challenges to sovereignty and security, and China was "willing to work with the worldwide community to respect cyberspace sovereignty and promote partnerships".

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