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Google redirects China site to Hong Kong
Mar 22, 2010 16:52
  • CANADAGUY
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Google is attempting to balance its stance against Chinese censorship with its desire to profit from an explosively growing internet market.

What do you think about this move by Google and China's stance on Google's search engine?

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/22/tech-google-china.html

Mar 27, 2010 20:18
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CG, unless my computer is having an off day it appears that Google is now blocked in China.
Dodger.
Mar 28, 2010 22:47
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Originally Posted by DODGER

CG, unless my computer is having an off day it appears that Google is now blocked in China.
Dodger.


No your computer is working just fine!
But it appears that China is blocking more than just Google now.
If you can't pull up the link I posted then it's blocking Canada's main news site, the CBC.

It's too bad. Google tried to come up with a compromise and not pull out completely. They moved their search engine to Hong Kong. But China seems to have blocked that too.

The story goes like this basically. Google got fed up with China's and finally decided to pull out of mainland China.

Oh well.




Mar 29, 2010 06:11
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CG, in fact it was my computer.
Google is still up…..for the time being.
Dodger.
Mar 30, 2010 20:39
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Originally Posted by DODGER

CG, in fact it was my computer.
Google is still up…..for the time being.
Dodger.


Well that's good to hear Dodger!
I hope they will be able to come up with a workable solution.
Mar 30, 2010 20:57
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Canadaguy, Google redirects China site to HK but it is still accessible. I use it frequently these days.
Apr 2, 2010 16:30
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Canadaguy, Google redirects China site to HK but it is still accessible. I use it frequently these days.


That's good to hear Jimmy.
In many ways Google has become too big for its own good, swallowing up competition and any smaller company it sees as attractive (Facebook, Twitter etc.).
But it's still a very useful tool to have on your computer.
Apr 5, 2010 21:58
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Censorship was only part of the reason Google vacated China. Hacking individuals emails and private information was the primary.
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