Shanghaiist saw on the China Digital Times a post about the possibility that all Google.com traffic from China being routed to Google.cn, the censored evil twin of the famous search engine. This would mean that you would no longer get crappy Google.com service from within China, because it would no longer exist. CDT picked up this information from this report (in Chinese), which starts off with Google’s license issues in China, but if you scroll down, you’ll find the paragraph we’re talking about. It says that a Google China official said privately to a reporter that the possibility of Google.cn taking over all Google.com directed traffic from within China was a distinct and even likely possibility. We shudder to think, but who’s really surprised? Read more about it from Rebecca MacKinnon’s website here. On a lighter note, we think Mark Fiore’s animation about Western tech companies in China is pretty darn funny.
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