Google backs Chinese game-streaming startup

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo by Du Yang/Getty

Google's search engine may be banned in China, but it just invested in Chinese mobile game live-streaming company Chushou.

Why it matters: This is Google's latest attempt to be involved in a massive market where its search engine is disallowed. In 2015, it invested in artificial intelligence startup Mobvoi and, this past December, it opened an A.I. lab in Beijing.