Google’s future in China is still unclear. Nothing can be done on web search market; there is huge opportunity for Android market in China, but Google Play is still not available because of content control and the license for Google Checkout; Google+ is on and off from time to time; and the newly Google Drive was also blocked minutes after it’s launched.

But, Google China seems OK with that. About one month ago, Google Shanghai has moved to a new office, located at 60th, 61th floor of the expensive Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). I paid a visit.

It’s surprisingly high security. First, you need go up to the 52/F Sky Lobby of SWFC, and present your Chinese ID card or foreign passport at the reception to get a Visitor swipe card. Then you should find the even-floor elevators, swipe in and go to 60/F,  then walk to the Google lobby and get you a Google Visitor badge at the reception.

It’s a bit hard for me to describe how the new office looks like in English. I can only say, it’s not easy for Google to localize its products in China, but the decoration and design of its new office, is quite Chinese.

Photos can tell.

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R. More by Gang Lu

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