Google in talks with Tencent, Inspur for China cloud
The goal of the cloud initiative is to run Google internet-based services via the domestic data centres and servers of Chinese providers
The internet giant is in talks with Tencent Holdings Ltd., Inspur Group and other Chinese companies to offer its cloud services in the world’s second-largest economy, according to people familiar with the discussions. The discussions began in early 2018 and Google narrowed partnership candidates to three firms in late March, according to one of the people. Trade tensions between China and the U.S. now loom over the effort, making it unclear whether the plans will proceed, this person said.