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Alphabet Chairman Struggles With Google Search Relaunch in China

Alphabet Inc. Chairman John Hennessy is unsure whether Google’s plan to relaunch a censored search engine in China will be good for Chinese consumers, Bloomberg reported.

Speaking in a wide-ranging TV interview, Mr. Hennessy told the news agency that all U.S. companies in China compromise on some of their core values because of China’s differing laws.

Mr. Hennessy’s comments will likely make it harder for Google to move forward with the project, codenamed Dragonfly, which has been described as an experiment rather than a firm business plan to re-enter China. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has advocated re-engagement with China, but Mr. Hennessy’s comments suggest relaunching search in the country might not be a done deal.

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