Eric Schmidt, Google’s outgoing Chief Executive has expressed his intention to expand the firm’s business in China, said a report by BBC.

''I have always been the person who believes the most in expanding into China, Schmidt told BBC.

For Google's Android mobile phone operating system, the search engine hopes to look for a Chinese partner, said Schmidt.

Schmidt also said that he was happy with Google's decision to stop co-operating with China over censorship in March last year, but insisted that business expansion will go on in China.

Over time I would hope, especially in my new role with more of an external focus, that I can try to get more of Google, appropriately and within our policies, into China,” Schmidt told BBC.