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Google CEO: ‘No plans’ to launch Chinese search engine

In his first testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Sundar Pichai spent much of his time answering questions of liberal bias on Google ("Our algorithms have no notion of political sentiment"), and whether the search giant is a monopoly (“Definitely not”). He also spoke briefly of Google’s efforts to re-enter the Chinese market, saying, “Right now, we have no plans to launch in China.” (Axios)

British Prime Minister Theresa May to face no-confidence vote tomorrow

Multiple media outlets reported late Tuesday afternoon that members of May’s Conservative party will launch a non-confidence vote tomorrow. This follows May’s last-minute decision not to hold a vote she looked likely to lose on the Brexit deal her government negotiated with the European Union, and a refusal by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to reopen talks. (The Logic)

Canada Goose caught in Huawei crossfire as Chinese pitch Canadian product boycott

The company has lost 20 per cent of its value on the TSX since news of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities. The drop follows users on Chinese social media platform Weibo calling for a boycott on the jackets—which have become intensely popular in China—in retaliation to Meng’s arrest. (CBC)

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