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Google is looking at bringing its cloud business to China

August 6, 2018

The tech giant appears to be in talks with multiple Chinese companies, including Tencent and Inspur Group.

The news: Bloomberg reports that Google wants to offer its cloud services to companies based in China, the world's second-largest economy, and is currently considering three firms as finalists to be its domestic partner.

What would this mean: If plans move forward, local Chinese companies would run Google services like Google Drive through their data centers and servers. Such a deal could give the search giant a foothold for launching other projects in China as well.

Why it matters: This comes after reports last week that Google was working on bringing a censored version of its search engine to the country. It’s the latest of many recent signs that the company is intent on getting back into China.

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