Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt on Friday expressed his company's dislike of China’s censorship policies, even as it pursues opportunities to remain in the country without censoring its search engine.

“We like what China is doing in terms of growth … we just don’t like censorship,” Schmidt said at the World Economic forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Google said earlier this month it was not willing to continue censoring its search results for the website and would pursue talks with the government.

The Chinese government has defended its Internet censorship policies, saying that it has a right to censor certain politically sensitive topics.