Google CEO Sundar Pichai signaled Tuesday that his company will take a cautious approach to going back to China, if it ever does.
The search giant has been under persistent criticism for its Project Dragonfly, which would reportedly bring a censored search engine to China.
The project has prompted employee protests and resignations, as well as criticism from Amnesty International.
We don't have a search product there," Pichai said during a closely watched Congressional hearing Tuesday that focused on Google's privacy policies and business practices.
He added that Google will be "fully transparent" on any future plans for going into China.
Pichai left the door open to going through with such plans by highlighting Google's mission of providing people all over the world access to information.