No Google In China
from the sorry dept
Just days after hearing that Google is pumping up their efforts to sell more ads in Europe and Asia, one area they might want to pass on is China. It turns out that China is now blocking access to Google. We’ve written in the past about China’s seemingly random blocking and unblocking of sites, and they don’t seem to ever explain the rationale behind the blocking. Blocking an entire search engine seems a bit silly, of course. Even worse is that there’s a very simple workaround: use Yahoo!. The Chinese censors haven’t blocked Yahoo’s search at all, and Yahoo just uses Google anyway… Update: Google claims they’re talking to Chinese officials about resolving this.