BEIJING ( TheStreet) -- China is in talks to resolve its dispute with Google ( GOOG), which said in January it was no longer willing to censor its search results in China and could potentially shut down its Web site and its offices in the country. The comment was made by Li Yizhong, minister of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Reuters reports. Reports last month said Google would be soon ready to begin talks with China regarding operating its search engine without censorship in the country. Google's previous statements that it could leave China were prompted by evidence that computer hackers had accessed the email accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Google also said it discovered that at least 20 other large companies from a wide range of industries were targeted by hackers. A Google spokesman wasn't immediately available to comment for the latest Reuters report. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.