Just as we thought things were getting better between China and Google, we learn they aren’t. Yesterday, Google surprisingly announced they were not going to leave China, but would redirect Google.cn, China’s main Google network, to Google.com.hk, Hong Kong’s Google.
According to the New York Times this morning, the Chinese government has started blocking some search results and a number of features within Google Search. “Beijing officials were clearly angered by Google’s decision, which focused global attention on the government’s censorship policies, and there were signs of possible escalation in the dispute,” said the article. (more…)