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Lex: Google v China

Google could reveal as early as Monday the closure of its Chinese search engine and its plan for the rest of its China operations, according to a person familiar with the situation. The US internet giant said on January 12 it was no longer willing to censor its Chinese search engine and could pull out of the country unless a solution was found. Since then, Google employees, advertisers and the millions in China who use its services have been waiting to find out how far the company's retreat from the country will go. Ben McLannahan examines the ramifications if the US internet giant.