Google CN to replace

Very distrubing, if true. The availability of in China has been a major selling point for bloggers who say the Google arrangement with the CCP will have little to no effect on users in China. That’s been a key argument Google itself has been using (see the link above) to justify its policy.

Another blogger in China writes (via CDT):

But the thing really sucks. I have noticed increasing instances in which my searches turn up dead using,, and It would be a total nightmare if one cannot access in China, especially for journalists. True, we have Factiva and LexisNexis as a last resort, but those things cost…

I only wish Google’s latest ass-kissing is only about itself — I never use it anyway, but set my IE Google Toolbar to search via But if they reroute all China traffic to, then I am screwed.

Any comment, Google?

Update: Rebecca looks at this issue and observes that Google is facing increasing pressure over its China Policy. Noting all the looming questions about what exactly is going on with Gogle in China, Rebecca concludes “the plot thickens.”

The Discussion: 2 Comments

I guess being an utter pessimist really pays off sometimes. I’m not suprised at all… in fact, I saw this coming from a mile away. Just a matter of time… Otherwise, what would the use of be?

February 21, 2006 @ 7:32 pm | Comment

Dear Senators, more pressure please!

February 22, 2006 @ 3:05 pm | Comment

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