Google will make an announcement on its plans to leave China on Monday, according to a Friday report in China Business News.
The Shanghai-based publication reported that Google is expected to announce on Monday it would shutter its China operations on April 10, quoting an unnamed Google employee and a Chinese sales agent for the company.
A spokesperson for Google in China wouldn't comment on the report.
The news comes as speculation continues to rise in China over whether the Internet giant will pull out of the market and what the ramifications would be for the world's largest online market.
Google has threatened to leave China and briefly quit censoring its Web site there in January. Chinese law requires Internet operators to censor information for sexual or political content.