Google temporarily shutting down all China offices

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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 - 09:14 GMT

Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent -AFP

Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent -AFP

29 January 2020: Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country, technology website The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to the report https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/29/21113817/coronavirus-google-china-offices-temporary-closing-virus-outbreak-risk.

The flu-like virus has killed over 130 people in China and has set-off alarm across the globe with companies closing stores, putting travel restrictions on employees and warning of a financial hit from slowing business in the world's most populous country.

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