Now Search results are no more censored in China

Mar 24, 2010

We all know that Google move out from China due to cyber attack originating from China, and while investigating into these attacks Google had uncovered evidence to suggest that the Gmail accounts of dozens of human rights activists connected with China were being routinely accessed by third parties, most likely via phishing scams or malware placed on their computers.

 
After this Google made clear that these attacks and the surveillance they uncovered—combined with attempts over the last year to further limit free speech on the web in China including the persistent blocking of websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Docs and Blogger—had led Google to conclude that they could no longer continue censoring their results on Google.cn.
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Google wrote on his official blog -
Earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong. Users in Hong Kong will continue to receive their existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. Due to the increased load on our Hong Kong servers and the complicated nature of these changes, users may see some slowdown in service or find some products temporarily inaccessible as we switch everything over.

So what does it means?

It means complete uncensored search results, earlier in China while you query for certain  keywords the search results are censored and won’t show you anything but now when any Chinese try to access Google.cn than it will be redirected to Google.com.hk and can see the uncensored results. So the search results which Chinese Officials has kept undercover from a long time are now made public in this way.

What was the China’s response?
“Google has violated its written promise it made when entering the Chinese market by stopping filtering its searching service and blaming China in insinuation for alleged hacker attacks,” said the official.
“This is totally wrong. We’re uncompromisingly opposed to the politicization of commercial issues, and express our discontent and indignation to Google for its unreasonable accusations and conducts,” the official said.

“We made patient and meticulous explanations on the questions Google raised (in the talks), …telling it we would still welcome its operation and development in China if it was willing to abide by Chinese laws, while it would be its own affair if it was determined to withdraw its service,” the official said.
“Foreign companies must abide by Chinese laws and regulations when they operate in China, ” the official said.
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