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Google.com is Back Online in China

Posted on 12th June, 2006

Google.com is back online in China after a two-week blockage that had prevented direct access to the site. The company has been criticized for launching a censored version of its site for China at www.google.cn.

From the article:

A Google spokesperson confirmed this, saying that “we have heard no further reports from users in China of problems accessing Google.com.”

On June 6, RSF reported that Google.com was blocked throughout much of China, and that programs like DynaPass and Ultrasurf, which allowed users in China access to censored web content, were also being blocked on a large scale successfully for the first time.

Read more: China Restores Google.com

Some of the censored keywords on Google.cn

# democracy
# rights
# human
# human rights
# army
# mao zedong
# what google censors
# tiananmen
# bird flu
# bbc
# communism
# commie
# protests
# freedom
# jailed
# dissidents
# radio
# communist revolution
# hong kong
# politics
# uk
# repression
# chinese firewall
# water pollution
# yahoo
# education
# falun gong
# chinese filters
# tank man

To experience the censorship yourself, try searching for any of the keywords using Google.cn and compare the result with that from Google.com.

I searched for tiananmen and noticed a site which should have been censored was on the list. It must have slipped pass the radar.

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