The search giant Google plans to continue its investment in China, where it has a rough relationship with the government over the time. The company is planning to invest with a focus on its fast-growing display and advertising businesses. Google currently has more than 500 employees in China and it said it plans to keep the number stable at this stage.
Alegre said Google can serve as a platform for the vast number of small and medium enterprises in China to access global consumers. “We’ve never left China,” Alegre said. “We continue to have operations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou; we have a thriving engineering centre, our sales infrastructure is something that we continue to grow, and the display, export and mobile opportunities are growing much faster than we had ever predicted.”