Google Approach In China: Redirect To Hong Kong

from the let's-see-what-happens-now dept

Google obviously made a big splash earlier this year when it threatened to leave China in response to a hack attack. There's been a lot of back and forth, and some questions about whether or not Google would really leave. Just last week, China ratcheted up the rhetoric, warning Google not to stop censoring search results. Now Google has made its strategy a bit clearer, by saying that it's going to redirect all Google Chinese searches to the Hong Kong version of its search engine, which is not censored. And, now, it waits for China's response. Amusingly, Google has also set up a little dashboard that highlights what Google services China is currently blocking. The next big question, of course, is whether or not Google will also start looking for ways to help people get around the blocks...
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Filed Under: censorship, china, hong kong, search
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 3 Apr 2010 @ 8:46am

    Re: well i need to eat my hat, please pass the salt

    Your going to need to eat your hat again.

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    It gives people that take the time to be educated to snap up the shares at a discounted price. When people realize that Google is a strong company, the prices will go back up and enable anyone to make some quick money.

    Go get educated and keep your inflammatory labels to your self

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