In what are Google's first public comments about its plan to launch a censored search engine in China, chief executive Sundar Pichai has told a conference that what has been developed so far is "very promising".
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has avoided answering pointed questions posed by six US senators about the company's plan to launch a censored search engine in China, instead resorting to broad generalities such as the claim that the move would have “broad benefits inside and outside of China".
A leaked transcript of an address to his staff by Google's search engine chief Ben Gomes on 18 July — about the company's plan to build a censored search engine for China — contradicts the few public comments that Google has made about the plan ever since it came to light.
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