A Beijing judge has told the Chinese novelist Mian Mian, who is suing Google over its plan to create an online library, to hold settlement talks.
After a two-hour hearing, the court ordered both sides to talk but did not set a deadline for reporting back, according to the author’s lawyer.
She is seeking damages of 61,000 yuan ($8,950; £5,576) and a public apology.
The lawsuit was filed in October after Google scanned one of Mian Mian’s books, Acid House, into its library.
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