Google Zurich States Economic Reason For Entering China

Philipp Lenssen quotes Max Ibel, Site Lead of Google Zurich, as saying there were "economic reasons" for entering China. Philipp believes this may be the first time Google mentioned any economic reasons for entering China and complying with China's regulations. The German interview can be found here. I am not sure how significant this is, but I thought it would be nice to document here for later. :)