China Renews Google’s License

July 12th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Google ChinaBeijing, July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It all began with the ridicule of Chinese Internet censorship rules by Internet giant Google. Since then all that both parties have done is lock horns with each other. However, the tension filled environ came to an end on Friday with China’s decision to renew Google’s license.

Google officials informed the media that they have been asked to operate their website in mainland China. The decision comes after Google had declared to put a stop to all censored results in China. As an obvious outcome Google became the center of criticism where it was said that the company is not fit to do any business in world’s largest Internet market. Google CEO Eric Schimdt was a happy man after the decision was made official on Friday. The license shall allow Google to keep i’ts interface “Google.cn” in China.

J. Stapleton Roy who happens to be the Director of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars called the decision to be extremely beneficial for both the parties. He further added that the decision shall help the Internet monarch make a heavy impact on the Chinese market. Prior to this, Google was forced to alter its way of redirecting all Chinese users to the Hong Kong-based site. Owing to the threat from Beijing which said that Google might be denied of it’s web license, the company finally started displaying a link for the Hong Kong site on Google.cn interface. Users were also allowed to conduct searches as they clicked on the link.

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