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Google stops redirecting Chinese search traffic to .hk site

ITworld writes: "Google has stopped automatically redirecting some search traffic from China to its Hong Kong search engine in a bid to placate angry Chinese officials, the company said Tuesday.

In March, Google shut down, the censored search engine that it set up to comply with Chinese laws. Traffic to the site was redirected to Google's uncensored Hong Kong search engine, At the time, Google said the move to redirect traffic from the Chinese site to Hong Kong was a "sensible solution," but acknowledged China could choose to block access to the Hong Kong site at any time."

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