What does Google’s return to the Mainland mean for China’s Internet?

| January 5th, 2016

Google is the defacto search engine in almost all countries in the world, however it’s presence is nearly non-existent in China presently. After a brief foray into the Chinese market from 2005 -2010, Google decided to shutter it’s China operations, citing conflict with Chinese government censors. Google, along with all it’s other services (including Gmail,  Google Play Store, Youtube, Google Maps, etc), is blocked in China and can only be reached with the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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China regulates Online Map Services to address national security breach, will Google Earth comply?

| June 14th, 2010

News flashback:

On May 17, 2010 CCTV news reported that Chinese government shuts down a famous Internet forum – “Moonlight Forum”, because this website carried sensitive military information in China such as locations of airfield, navy bases and barracks of Hong Kong PLA battalion that posed as a threat to China’s state national security.

In the news translated by ESWN:

The Moonlight Forum is a community website frequented by military aficionados.  They have sections such as "China’s nuclear test sites," "Chinese […]Read more…

A QQ chat log about supervising Google-related contents

| March 26th, 2010

 

(Key: The following is submitted to me by ChinaHush reader, blogger Carlis:)

I found this piece of QQ chat log showing us how network supervision is delivered to each web portal. (QQ, or Tencent QQ, is the most popular free instant messaging computer program in China)

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Xinhua News: China Refuses “Political Google” and “Google’s Politics”

| March 21st, 2010

So it looks like Google is finally going to leave China, the date may be set to April 10. Yesterday, “First Finical Daily” had the report about the latest development on Google China. “We already got the news, saying Google will leave China on April 10, this news currently has not been confirmed by Google yet.” according to a person briefed on the matter. Google China staff members also told the newspaper reporter that the announcement could come as early […]Read more…