Breaking news: Google has left China!
Well, its finally happened. Google has now officially ended search engine operations within the People’s Republic. As of this morning www.google.cn now redirects to Google’s Hong Kong portal which offers the same content as www.google.com with an emphasis on the Chinese language market.
There’s definitely more to this story than we’ll ever hear… I find it hard to believe that a huge multinational corporation like Google would just walk away after attaining the #2 position in the world’s largest internet market over hacked email accounts. I’m sure the conspiracy theorists are typing furiously as we speak, but I suspect the real story will never be known.