Google has "violated its written promise" and is "totally wrong" by stopping censoring its Chinese language searching
results and blaming China for alleged hacker attacks, a government official said early Tuesday morning.Full Story
Google’s current strategy to redirect its China site to its Hong Kong site Google has virtually given up nothing and achieved all the following benefits in one shot.
Made the Chinese Government look foolish and directly exposed the level of their censorship. This together with Google’s “evil meter” (this metre shows what the Chinese government is blocking in real time) has now enabled the whole world to see the extent of china’s censorship.
It has not lost any of its Chinese Traffic, and it managed to catch the Chinese government off guard with its sudden announcements as evidenced the host of silly responses from government officials.
It has stopped censoring search results, transferring this burden to the Chinese government instead.
And finally it has the option to redirect traffic back to China. Cn if a new agreement with the Chinese government can be reached.
In conclusion, Google’s victory while small is somewhat significant. It has been able to stick to its guns without giving up its stake in the world’s fastest growing internet market.