New Delhi: Google, the world’s largest search engine, has stopped its translation service in China. Due to this decision of Google, the service of the neighboring country’s company has become limited. After opening the Translate website in China, a generic Google search bar is now visible. After clicking on this, users reach the Hong Kong Google Translation website. However, Chinese users cannot use the Hong Kong translation website. According to reports, an American tech company has shut down its translation service in China due to low usage.
The sudden shutdown of Google Translation service in China has affected some Chinese applications. This is such an application. Which depends on Google’s translation service. According to TechCrunch, after this step of the American company, users using services like KOReader document reader are facing a lot of problems. In 2006, Google launched the Chinese version of Google Search in China. However, it saw a clash with local search engine Baidu.
The search engine was discontinued in 2010
In 2010, Google shut down its search engine service in China. According to the New York Times, Google said in 2010 that hackers in China had stolen some of its source code. Gmail accounts of some Chinese human rights activists were hacked. Google has shut down its search engine service in China due to the Chinese government’s strict policy on internet content.
Closed due to low usage
A Google spokesperson said that the company has decided to shut down Google Translate due to low usage in China. In August, the largest translation service received 5.35 crore hits in China. Google launched the translation app in China in 2017. To attract Chinese users, the company also advertised with famous Chinese American rapper MC Jin.