Google Stop Filtering Search Results In China And Shifts Its China Search Engine To Hong Kong

Earth-Stop-icon As the post Google May(99.99%) Formal Quit China On April 10 & The Full History of Google in China said before,Google Inc. stopped filtering search results in China mainland, and shifts its China mainland search engine to Hong Kong. It will maintain other operations in the country.

Users who type in or in the search box of a Web browser from PC will automatically be transferred to, Google’s Hong Kong-based service. But until now, and can be access from China Mobile network and all work fine.


Not sure Google will be banned or not, because, in order to prevent uncensored results, China would have to block a Hong Kong-based service, which is politically harder since Hong Kong is technically part of China.

Drummond wrote Monday:

Figuring out how to make good on our promise to stop censoring search on has been hard. We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including users in mainland China, yet the Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a non-negotiable legal requirement.

We believe this new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from is a sensible solution to the challenges we’ve faced—it’s entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China. We very much hope that the Chinese government respects our decision, though we are well aware that it could at any time block access to our services.


                   ( *when google came to China )

An unnamed manager of the Internet bureau in the State Council Information Office told the government-controlled Xinhua news agency:

“Google has violated its written promise it made when entering the Chinese market by stopping filtering its searching service and blaming China in insinuation for alleged hacker attacks,”


For check Google service in mainland China availability, Google running this page:


In January, Google announced that it was considering withdrawing from China, the world’s largest market in terms of the number of Internet users, citing cyber attacks on its e-mail service and strict censorship regulations in China.

And China already has more Internet users than any country and will become the world’s largest online ad market at some point.

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4 Responses to “Google Stop Filtering Search Results In China And Shifts Its China Search Engine To Hong Kong”

  1. CS says:

    I am a foreigner stationed in China. For all these years I had happily been able to use search at (NOT .cn) – as it had never been banned/censored in China. There had always been an option “Google in English” which was linked to, and voila – you were out of restricted area.

    Not any more. From today I am being forcefully redirected to which I don’t want to use.
    Trying to get through to does not help: I am turned back to .hk.
    Not that is is better or worse, I just DO NOT WANT TO BE REDIRECTED ANYWHERE.

    Guys at Google now did exactly what the Chinese authorities didn’t: removed my freedom to search for the information where I choose to.

    Such a disgrace.

  2. Janes says:

    Why not use in China? will NOT be redirected to hk. Only will DO.

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