Back in January, Google stood up against the giant country China, for censorship.
Google has just announced that they will be moving all of their Google search traffic from China to Google Search Hong Kong (Google.com.uk). Google Hong Kong is basically Google’s “uncensored” version in simplified Chinese.
I have to applaud Google’s efforts to maintain their culture of “free information”, even if that means being blocked from China for good. This certainly will impact the decisions of many lives of the world. I know Google is getting huge but decisions like this re-confirm that I am rooting for the right company.
Whoo Hoo! Go Google, what else can I say?
So earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong. Users in Hong Kong will continue to receive their existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. Due to the increased load on our Hong Kong servers and the complicated nature of these changes, users may see some slowdown in service or find some products temporarily inaccessible as we switch everything over.