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Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google has been offered help from an unlikely source in its mission to return to China

The CEO of China's second biggest search engine, Sogou, has said the company could help Google with its return to China. Sogou CEO Wang Xiaochuan told the MIT Technology Review that the company could act as a middle-man between Google and the Chinese government.
Twitch has made celebrities out of gamers like Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.

China has banned hugely popular game streaming service Twitch

Twitch, the hugely popular streaming service, has reportedly been banned in China. The Amazon-owned streaming service has been growing in popularity lately, assisted in part by the popularity of battle royale game "Fortnite."
Google fans from China hold up their nation's flag at the I/O developer conference in 2018.

A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

Lokman Tsui, Google’s former head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific between until 2014, spoke out in an interview with the Intercept against the company's plan to build a search engine that would comply with the Chinese government's demands to censor information.
Google fans from China hold up their nation's flag at the I/O developer conference in 2018.

A former Google China exec says the company’s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights

Lokman Tsui, Google’s former head of free expression for Asia and the Pacific between until 2014, spoke out in an interview with the Intercept against the company's plan to build a search engine that would comply with the Chinese government's demands to censor information.
Google's former headquarters in Beijing.

A company that Google acquired in 2008 could be the key to its plans to re-enter China

According to the Intercept, Google used a Chinese-based company it acquired in 2008 to test a censored search engine the company planned to launch in China. News came last week that Google will reverse an earlier decision not to censor information in that country.
Google's search engine in Chinese.

Chinese state media tentatively welcomed Google back to China, then deleted all trace of its invite

Chinese state media ran a commentary welcoming Google back to China as long as it played by Chinese rules, but it appeared to be deleted the next day. The post followed reports that Google was planning to relaunch a search service in mainland China, complete with government censorship.

The ‘Madden NFL 19’ soundtrack censors Colin Kaepernick’s name

Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick is having his name scrubbed from a song in "Madden NFL 19."

A Chinese ‘X-Men’ actress has vanished from the public eye, media aren’t allowed to write about her, and fans are worried

Fan Bingbing hasn't been seen in public or posted on social media in a month. She was accused of tax evasion earlier this year. All news reports and social media posts speculating on Fan's case and whereabouts appear to have been scrubbed from Chinese news and social media sites.
Google's former headquarters in Beijing.

Google reportedly wants to launch a censored search engine in China after Sundar Pichai held secret government meetings

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in mainland China, after an eight-year absence from the country. The Intercept reported on leaked documents showing that CEO Sundar Pichai met with a Chinese government official in December 2017.
Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong, China November 27, 2015.

China uses threats about relatives at home to control and silence expats and exiles abroad

The family of former beauty queen Anastasia Lin has been continually threatened and prevented from travelling abroad because of Lin's decision to discuss Chinese human-rights issues. Police also take fruit and flower baskets to visit Lin's grandparents regularly in hopes of persuading them.