The contest's final round, held this week in Beijing, was won by a post-graduate university student, Huang Huan. His prizes included an IBM notebook PC and an LCD monitor, according to Yan Hui of China Programmer Magazine.
This was the first programming contest, or 'codejam', that Google has organised in China.
The company has previously run similar competitions in the US which have attracted entrants from all over the world, including China.
The contests give Google an opportunity to meet and assess the abilities of potential recruits, as well as generating positive publicity.
Google's search engine has been gradually increasing its market share in China. According to recent research, the company has around 30 per cent market share in China, behind local competitor, Baidu, which holds approximately half the market.
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