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China will renew our web license, says Google

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2010 17:51 User comments (2)

China will renew our web license, says Google Google CEO Eric Schmidt has said this week that he expects China to renew the company's Web license, as it has been recently revised.
China had threatened to not renew the license, saying it disapproved of the way the search giant tried to sidestep Google's censorship rules by directing its domain to Hong Kong, where searches were unfiltered.

While Schmidt believes the license will be renewed, he admitted the ball is fully in China's court.

"Our operations in China are completely at the discretion of the Chinese government," he added.

The situation began in January when Google said it would stop censoring search results, which violates Chinese law.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spokesman Wang Lijian says the decision could take months, however.

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112.7.2010 2:27


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212.7.2010 11:24

Wait long enough and it will be state hirelings renewing our breathing licence.

China will renew our web license, says Google

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