Google China Reroutes Internet Traffic to Hong Kong

GlobeTracker| When the British left Hong Kong in 1997, Beijing agreed to leave Hong Kong’s capitalist economy and free press intact for another 50 years. Google Inc. followed through today on its promise to stop censoring search results in China by forwarding all Google traffic to

The ball is now in China’s court, to see if it will block all Google Internet out of Hong Kong. As an example, any references to “Tiananmen Square massacre” now come up on Google HK. Technically, the terms of the agreement with the British don’t permit a shutdown.

“We also made clear that these attacks and the surveillance they uncovered — combined with attempts over the last year to further limit free speech on the Web in China including the persistent blocking of Web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Docs and Blogger — had led us to conclude that we could no longer continue censoring our results on,” Google said today on the blog. via Business Week