Google, censorship and China

In its latest effort to operate in China without acting as censor body, Google Inc. has provided a work-around for users in mainland China.


Users visiting the mainland China site,, are re-directed to the Hong Kong site,


Google operates in China but after attacks last year, decided to stop censoring search results in China. This was after Google discovered one goal of the attackers was to access the Gmail accounts of human rights activists.




Google was not the only company affected by the attacks, some of which were apparently designed to find corporate secrets.




Sources say other victims included Juniper Networks Inc., Symantec Corp., Adobe Systems Inc., Dow Chemical Co. and aerospace firm Northrop Grumman Corp.