1 Jul 2010

Google tweaks Chinese website in bid to tskirt censorship

12:08 am on 1 July 2010

Google is changing the way it operates its website in China, in a bid to get around censorship issues.

The search engine used to automatically redirect Chinese users to its uncensored site in Hong Kong, but the Chinese government warned the company it could lose its licence to operate if it continues to do so.

Now Chinese users will have to click first to get to the Hong Kong site.

Google hopes the subtle change will allow it to continue operating in China, but analysts say the move is unlikely to satisfy Chinese authorities.