Google is Shutting Down Its Shopping Service in China

China blocks Google

Google has just announced that is shutting down its Google Shopping Service in China. Website is still online but Google confirmed this via Google China blog post.

China blocks Google

Translated version of this blog post can be found here.

“In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close our shopping search service in China. The original intent of this product was to set up a bridge between consumers, retailers and traders. The impact of the product, however, did not meet our expectations. But we remain committed to helping Chinese businesses export their products to countries around the world and helping Chinese retailers use Google Shopping to reach consumers in other markets,” Google vice president of product Sameer Samat wrote.

“The closure of the shopping search service will be effective on December 12, 2012,” He added.

It is not the first time when Google is facing problem in its business in China. Many times, Google has faced problems in China either from government or from China’s Baidu. In October, Google had also closed its music search due to Baidu.

Google is always known for its bold step. It never compromise with anything when it comes to its products and quality.

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  1. Google earlier faced problem doing business in China. Google also posses additional restriction for Chinese users such as for getting Adsense approval Chinese users need to have at least 6 months old website. Following to this, this is another aggressive movement by Google as you mentioned.

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