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Four Consequences of Google's China Exit


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laying flowers at Google China headquarters

A Chinese Google user presents flowers to the Google China headquarters in Beijing.

Credit: Vincent Thian / AP Photo

In a defiant move, Google has officially shut down its Chinese search site. Users visiting Google.cn are now redirected to a Hong Kong portal, Google.hk where search results appear uncensored. Currently supported by servers in Hong Kong, Google said it is "fully aware" the Chinese government may block access to the site. In many ways the company's exit is unprecedented and gives rise to a myriad of consequences. Here's what technology writers are focusing on:

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