Come back of Google in china
As Google is making headlines by trying to make a comeback in China with censored apps, it has already got a rival, Baidu, said it was prepared to take on the US tech giant and defeat it, the media reported.
Chief executive officer of Baidu said "Over the years, our industrial environment and scale of development have undergone earth-shaking changes. Chinese technology companies have already taken the lead in the world in discovering new issues and serving new demands. The world is copying from China. This is what every international company that wants to enter the Chinese market needs to confront and think about, if the two companies come head to head, “Baidu will win again”. “Chinese companies today have plenty of ability and confidence” to compete globally".
Li said that Google launched its search service in China before Baidu. But when Google withdrew its search engine from China in 2010, its market share was in decline and Li claimed this was because Baidu had surpassed the U.S. firm with "technology and product innovation."
Return of Google with a censored search app has been criticized by human rights advocates as a curb to global free speech. Apple has already removed hundreds of apps from its Chinese app store in the previous year. Products of Facebook are already banned in China, who is also making efforts to enter the Chinese market. Facebook was going to open an innovation hub in the eastern city of Zhejiang, but only hours later the announcement it was pulled by regulators.