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Head of Google China, John Liu, Unexpectedly Steps Down from Company Following Censorship Strife

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(Photo : REUTERS) Head of Google China Resigns

After serving as leader for Google's operations in China for six years, John Liu has decided to step down in light of Google's online censorship scandal.

During Liu's time at Google, he had gone from head of sales for Google China, to head of Google's Great China, following the resignation of Kai-Fu Lee in 2009.

According to PCWorld, Liu "decided to pursue other opportunities," following Google's strained relationship with china after the search engine company refused to adhere to China's online censorship policies in 2010.

Since then, Google services such as YouTube, Google Plus, and Google Play have been banned from the country.

Google seems to have already found their replacement, however, as they announced that Scott Beaumont, leader of Google's partnership business in Europe, will now take on Liu's position.

"He'll continue our focus on helping Chinese businesses of all sizes grow locally and globally," Google said.

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