Capital Online (首都在线), a China-based cloud solution provider, announced in an official WeChat article published on September 4 that Google Cloud had confirmed its cooperation with the company to enter China. However, the company soon withdrew the announcement without reason.

According to the article, the two parties had secured the partnership already in August. Local business and finance media National Business Daily reached out to Capital Online and was informed that the content of the article was untrue (in Chinese). A spokesperson also told the reporter that the company is now investigating why the withdrawn article was published.

There is no confirmation on Google’s side either. A source close to Google that wished to stay anonymous told TechNode that Google Cloud and Capital Cloud do have a partnership but it involves license and cloud agency services abroad. The source agreed that the article contained false information.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com