China satisfied with Google search engine tweaks
Posted in: Censorship at 20/07/2010 21:55
China is satisfied that U.S. Internet giant Google Inc is complying with Chinese laws after it tweaked the way it directs users to an unfiltered search page, a senior official said on Tuesday.
The comments from a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology official largely echoed previous Chinese statements, but are still likely to be seen as good news for the company as Beijing has been coy about its long-term future in China.
China says Google renewal due to legal compliance [AFP]
China renewed Google's licence to operate in the country after the company agreed to respect Chinese censorship laws, an official said Tuesday in the government's first public comment on the issue.
However, the official did not specify whether Google's pledge came only as it now offers mainland users of google.cn a link to its unfiltered search engine site in Hong Kong, where such laws do not apply.