Google shuts down the Chinese website

By Shekhar Sahu on 24 March 2010 2:00 AM

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Google china Censorship Hong Kong Redirection

Google has stopped censorship in China. Google's self-censorship for search, news and all other services were shut down yesterday. All who accessed were redirected to, the Hong Kong site of Google. In Hong Kong site all uncensored contents are available which were banned till now. Chinese people can access all the Google Services from this site.

"We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including users in mainland China, yet the Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a non-negotiable legal requirement", says Google.

Google will be constantly updating the information about its services on its new webpage. Know the services available in mainland China from this report.

"The official pointed out that foreign companies operating in China must abide by Chinese laws. 谷歌公司违背进入中国市场时作出的书面承诺,停止对搜索服务进行过滤,并就黑客攻击影射和指责中国,这是完全错误的。 Google Inc. entered the Chinese market when the breach of a written undertaking to stop the search service filtering, and to insinuate and accuse China of hacking, which is completely wrong. 我们坚决反对将商业问题政治化,对谷歌公司的无理指责和做法表示不满和愤慨。 We resolutely oppose politicizing the issue of the commercial on Google's unreasonable accusations and expressed dissatisfaction and indignation.",

The Chinese government has criticized the Google's Move.

We all know that Google had been facing many problems in China, and targeted by hackers. This is a great initiative from Google.
Chinese people will get to know more about the censorship, and get benefits of the uncensored web :) People will get the freedom to fully access the web and share their voice.
We must be thankful for the US government who doesn't censor .COM websites like China Govt. does with .CN. In fact, there are strict rules to follow to acquire a domain.
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I support Google for the decision (taken by executives in the USA). And China must learn something from this incident. Otherwise a day people may protest against the government.

5 comments for this post

Too bad! I think Google have made a wrong decision!

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

Lets see who will win this battle.

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM  

Saying this because there is no censorship here, Chinese hackers are very patriot. Sometimes they are supported by the govt. Despite of the huge censorship in the country. (According to a report in published last month). So these hackers attack different countries and the Chinese govt protects them.

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Thats true. I heard that too.

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Thats true. I heard that too.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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