The largest technology company Google is in advanced talks with Tencent Holdings Ltd, Inspur Group and other Chinese firms for the purpose of offering its cloud services in China as reported by people familiar with the development.
The talks about this matter started in the early months of 2018 and the technology giant reduced partnership candidates to three companies in March.
However, it is certainly not clear whether the plans will be a success or not in the wake of increasing trade conflicts between China and the United States.
Google had already taken an exit from China’s search engine market in 2010, but now it has been actively finding out methods to re-enter China, where many of its products are blocked by regulators.
Through the local partnership, Google has an objective to run its internet-based services with the help of the domestic data centers and servers of Chinese providers, which is quite similar to the way other U.S. cloud companies access that market.
The major goal of the company is to run Google internet-based services including Drive and Docs through the domestic data centers and servers of Chinese providers, similar to the way other U.S. cloud companies access that market.
With Tencent, Google would have an even more high-profile partnership but would also compete against competitors such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., that operates a major cloud business in China.
According to the reports, Google is also planning to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites and search terms. It seems that Google wants to get back into China. And now, it is making major plans to enter the world’s second-largest economy.