BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Foreign network operators doing business in China should comply with the Chinese laws and relevant regulations, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday at a regular news briefing.
Qin made the remarks in response to a question concerning Google's application to renew its internet content provider (ICP) license in China.
Qin referred the question to government departments in charge of internet administration.
It is reported that Guxiang Information Technology Co. Ltd., operator of Google.cn, has applied to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to renew its ICP license.
An unnamed Chinese official said although the license renewal application from Guxiang had come late, but related government agencies were using the time to go through procedures.
"A quick reply is expected soon," he said.