Google China denies "shut down" rumors

13:15, January 20, 2010      

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Liu Yun and Boon-Lock Yeo, Google China's highest executives jointly published a new post on the official Google China Blog (, claiming that staff of Google China have been working normally.

"Staff of Google China work in the offices, discuss product development, and communicate with clients as usual."

They also denied earlier reports that "Google shuts down China office" and "Google staff asked to leave office".

David Drummond, Google's Chief Legal Officer, published his "A New Approach to China" on the official Google Blog, saying that "we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China" January 12.

Liu and Yeo emphasized that the Google China team "has been working hard to provide best products and services to their clients and partners."

"This move was driven by our executives in the United States, without the knowledge or involvement of our employees in China," said David Drummond in his article.

After the resignation of Kai-fu Lee, Google Shanghai Academy of Engineering's president Boon-Lock Yeo took over the duties of its Greater China R&D, while the head of Greater China sales team Liu Yun now serves as global vice president.

By People's Daily Online
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