Many have blogged based on Google choosing to not build a data center Hong Kong.
Then I saw this post on why this event is odd.
Google sets aside Hong Kong data center plans. Here’s why that’s a bit odd
The point made is that Google will be in every country, so they will return to Hong Kong.
And because high-speed service has been a priority for Google product managers over the years, it’s not hard to imagine that one day a Google data center could be located in every country, or every other country. Google’s got the money and the demand, so while a Hong Kong data center might be off the roadmap for the immediate future, it will probably open someday.
I guess you can imagine that there are users in every country in the world using Google. Oh, that is pretty much true except where Russia, China, and other countries may make it difficult for Google to do business. But, given Google has users in every country, does the company need to have data centers in every country?