Google China talks making progress

Internet search giant Google has hinted that talks with the Chinese government over the company's future in country are coming along nicely.

Speaking at a news conference in Abu Dhabi, King of the Googlers Eric Schmidt said, "We're in active talks with the Chinese government and we have no specific timetable, but something will happen soon."

The company has been uncharacteristically quiet about its negotiations with the communist regime, having recently threatened to pull out of China if it wasn't allowed to give uncensored search results. The threat came as a result of a high level attack on Google's mail servers, the blame for which has been levelled at the government in a less-than-subtle manner.

According to the New York Post, an un-named Google spokesman said that the dispute would be resolved "in weeks rather than months".