Google stopped 'censoring search services' in China - Google.cn redirected to Google.com.hk

Google stopped censoring search services ‘Google Search, Google News, and Google Images’ on Google.cn, and begun redirecting search traffic from Google.cn to its Hong Kong site Google.com.hk, offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China. Hong Kong users will receive existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. “We want […]

Google stopped censoring search services ‘Google Search, Google News, and Google Images’ on Google.cn, and begun redirecting search traffic from Google.cn to its Hong Kong site Google.com.hk, offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China. Hong Kong users will receive existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. “We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including users in mainland China, yet Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a non-negotiable legal requirement. We believe this new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from Google.com.hk is a sensible solution to challenges we've faced—it's entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China. We very much hope that the Chinese government respects our decision, though we’re well aware that it could at any time block access to our services,” says Google. Microsoft has made it clear that it doesn't plan to follow Google's lead, with executive Craig Mundie reiterating the company's position in an interview with China Daily last week. Microsoft will still face a tough competitor in Baidu,

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