Google says Bye China, Hello Hong Kong


Google has shut down its Chinese Internet search engine in Beijing over issues of online freedom and shifted its Chinese-language offering to Hong Kong. For the last four years Google has been forced to self-censor its search engine results in China, at the behest of the government.

The Guardian reports that despite Google’s move to Hong Kong, the Chinese government’s filtering system will still prevent users in mainland China from accessing the results of many “sensitive’ searches. China has nearly 400 million Internet users.


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