Google closed its Chinese website on Monday, and now there are rumors that Dell may pull the plug on China as well. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with Michael Dell, and he told the Hindustan Times that world's third biggest PC maker intends to move its Chinese business to India, as Dell is reportedly looking for a safer environment.
Some are speculating that Dell is alarmed by the Chinese government's response to Google -- who uncensored its Chinese search results on Monday. The Chinese government is accusing Google of espionage and trying to force it out of the country. Dell enjoys a close relationship with Google and is preparing to launch an Android handset (which will likely be banned from China).
Dell also is likely concerned about the rash of cyberattacks that China has cast a blind eye to. Some, though, says that Dell is merely trying to play China and India to get the most favorable deal possible in terms of taxes, land, etc.