Rumors of Google's attempt to return to China have been around for years, but things really started to get going in recent days. To be specific, there have been reports that Google is working on censored versions of its search and news applications. Now we hear that Google is in talks with Tencent, Inspur and other Chinese companies to present their cloud service in the Chinese market.
Google wants to run services like Drive and Docs in China, and it needs to do so, through data centers and servers because China requires that digital information be stored within the country. As a result, it is reported that Google is in talks with the conglomerate Tencent Holdings, Inspur Group (a server hardware company) and other companies.
According to sources, these discussions began earlier this year, and Google reduced its potential partners down to three companies in March. However, it is not clear whether Google will carry out the plans or not, largely due to commercial tensions between the US. UU And China.
The representatives of Google, Tencent and Inspur did not respond or would not respond to requests for comments, which is not surprising. In any case, it will be interesting to see how these discussions progress.