Google defends new China move


Google's Head of Communications, Peter Barron, has defended the company's "new approach" to its ongoing dispute with China, insisting that the company is still "committed to not censoring results".

Until recently, the company automatically redirected Chinese users to its unfiltered search site in Hong Kong, but it has now introduced a "landing page" - requiring users to actively click through to the Hong Kong site - after Beijing warned it could lose its licence to operate in the country.

Barron said he hoped the change would "be acceptable" to the Chinese authorities and allow them to "maintain a presence" in the country.

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