Google.cn (2005-2010) R.I.P.

Google.cn is no more. Google is now redirecting google.cn to google.com.hk which is hosted in Hong Kong. providing uncensored access in traditional and simplified Chinese. Needless to say, any mainland Google China servers have thus been given an early retirement.

Update: China has given its own response, in English, saying that Google has “violated its written promise.” An official for the State Council Information Office goes on to say, ” This is totally wrong. We’re uncompromisingly opposed to the politicization of commercial issues, and express our discontent and indignation to Google for its unreasonable accusations and conducts.”

Update 2: The White House has chimed in. “We are disappointed that Google and the Chinese government were unable to reach an agreement that would allow Google to continue operating its search services in China on its Google.cn website,” said National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer.

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