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BEIJING - Google will stop redirecting Chinese users to an uncensored site in Hong Kong following official complaints, the company said yesterday.
Earlier this year, the US web giant effectively shut down its search engine in mainland China - the world's biggest Internet market - over censorship and cyber attacks, and automatically re-routed users to the Hong Kong site.
"It's clear from conversations we have had with Chinese government officials that they find the redirect unacceptable - and that if we continue redirecting users, our Internet Content Provider licence (which ends today) will not be renewed," Google's chief legal officer David Drummond said on the company's blog.
"Over the next few days we'll end the redirect entirely, taking all our Chinese users to our new landing page," he said.
Users in China would be taken to a new page on Google.cn, which would feature a link to the Hong Kong site.
Google's ICP licence comes up for renewal today, and the Internet giant has re-submitted its application based on what it called a "new approach", Drummond added.
In January, Google threatened to shut down its operations in China altogether over what it said were China-based cyber attacks, and said it was no longer willing to bow to China's army of government censors.
Beijing reacted furiously, denying any role in the cyber attacks which Google said had targeted the Gmail accounts of Chinese dissidents and saying it was "totally wrong" to stop filtering its Chinese-language search engine. - Sapa-AFP