Google Pulls a Hail Mary in China

Earlier this year, Google killed its censored version in China and began redirecting users on the mainland to its uncensored Hong Kong engine. Now it’s saying that the Chinese government is unhappy with this approach and that Google’s license to run a Web site will likely expire as of the end of this month. But it’s trying a last-ditch workaround: Giving Chinese users a page with various services that the government doesn’t find objectionable, plus a link to the Hong Kong search engine.

I hope it works–but even if it doesn’t, I admire what Google is doing.



  1. @heulenwolf June 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Gutsy move Google. I hope you've found the loophole you need to stay operational in China.

  2. Leslie June 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I hope it will work but I have a feeling it won't. If China disapproves, they could ban Google forever!