Google To Phase Out Other China Businesses

Google's decision to stop offering a censored search engine in China will also affect its other businesses in the country. Google, which has been providing filtered search to various Chinese Internet sites and mobile companies, now says it will phase out those businesses. China's state controlled media is also on attack. One paper accused Google of colluding with U.S. spies.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business news starts with the Google fallout in China.

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MONTAGNE: Google's decision to stop offering a censored search engine in China is affecting its broader business there. Google has been providing filtered search functions to various Chinese Internet sites and mobile companies. It now says it will phase out those contracts.

Since its defiant move two days ago, Google has been redirecting Chinese Web surfers to uncensored international sites. Beijing has been blocking access to those sites. And China's state media is also on attack. One paper accused Google of colluding with U.S. spies.

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