10 July 2010

Google says China licence renewed by government

The Chinese government has renewed Google's licence to operate in China, the internet giant has said, ending a long-running stand-off between the two. Google gave no details of the licence renewal. There had been speculation China would revoke the licence after Google began redirecting Chinese users to its unfiltered search site in Hong Kong. But last month, in a conciliatory move towards Beijing, Google said it would no longer automatically redirect users.