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 www.google.com.cn or www.google.cn in the search box of a Web browser from PC will automatically be transferred to www.google.com.hk, Google’s Hong Kong-based service. But until now, google.cn and g.cn 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 Google.cn 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 Google.com.hk 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.