Google is following through with the promise to promote free speech in China and now citizens there won’t have to deal with censored results. They will be redirected to where Google is offering an interface and uncensored search results that’s in simplified Chinese.
David Drummond, Google SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, announced the move on Google’s Official Blog. He wrote, “We believe this new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from is a sensible solution to the challenges we’ve faced – it’s entirely legal and will meaningfully increase access to information for people in China.”
Drummond continued where he commented on whether the Chinese government is allowing this move. “We very much hope that the Chinese government respects our decision, though we are well aware that it could at any time block access to our services. We will therefore be carefully monitoring access issues, and have created this new web page, which we will update regularly each day, so that everyone can see which Google services are available in China.”