Alphabet’s Google unit has told U.S. lawmakers that the companyt was considering “a variety of options” for offering additional services in China. The information was revealed in a letter to senators dated August 31. The report was made public on October 12.
The company has come under criticism after reports that it was considering re-entering Chinese market with a censored search engine. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in the letter that Google was committed to promoting access to information as well as respecting local laws of jurisdictions.
Detail plans were not disclosed as Google said it was “unclear” whether it would move forward with a search engine in China, and that it was “not in a position to be able to answer detailed questions.”