MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Google ( GOOG) reportedly is expected to shut its Chinese-language search engine within weeks.

Google and Chinese authorities have been at loggerheads over Google following government censorship requirements on its Chinese site, Google.cn. Those talks increasingly appear deadlocked, and Google's hopes for being able to operate Google.cn without filtering results have but all disappeared, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Google has about 36% of China's search revenue, the Journal reports, citing research from Analysys International, a Beijing-based research firm, compared with 58% for local rival Baidu ( BIDU).

Google isn't the first company that is exiting from China. eBay ( EBAY) withdrew from the China market in 2006. Yahoo! ( YHOO), one of the first foreign Internet companies to enter China, handed over its China operations and $1 billion to Alibaba in 2005, the Journal notes.

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