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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Google's CEO says the Internet search company is in active negotiations with the Chinese government and expects some sort of resolution in its dispute with Beijing soon.

Eric Schmidt declined to give details or a timetable for the discussions, but says "something will happen soon."

He says the talks are with the Chinese government and do not involve U.S. officials.

A Chinese official said Saturday China has had no direct contact with Google over the company's threat in January to shut down its China-based search service.

Schmidt was speaking at a media summit in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

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