Friday, July 2, 2010

Google adopts ‘new approach’ in China

Internet giant Google has announced it is adopting a “new approach” to its Chinese site,, following complaints from Beijing that could see the company lose its government licence to provide an internet service in China.

In a blog post yesterday, Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond said that instead of redirecting Chinese Google users from to the company’s Hong Kong search engine, the company had decided to create a new landing page on which will link to the Hong Kong site.

Google stopped censoring its search services on its Chinese site and began redirecting Chinese users to the site to allow uncensored search last March, two months after it discovered that hack attacks had been made on its computer systems in China by sources originating from inside the country. Read More

Courtesy: Silicon Republic

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