Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jul 2011 21:18 UTC
Microsoft "A year and a half after Google pulled its popular search engine out of mainland China, partly over concerns about censorship, its rival Microsoft has struck a deal with the biggest Chinese search engine, Baidu.com, to offer Web search services in English. Baidu, previously primarily a Chinese-language search engine, made the announcement Monday afternoon, saying Microsoft's search engine, Bing, was expected to appear on Baidu's Web pages by the end of this year."
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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by pantheraleo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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While all that is true, you neglect to mention that Google still operate in China. Just via Hong Kong where they can provide uncensored results.


That's true. But that's also a giant can of worms. Technically, Hong Kong is part of China, yes. But it has its own laws, is not governed by China, and Hong Kong currency is not legal tender in China. Hong Kong is probably to China what Puerto Rico is to the United States. Technically owned by the United States, but for all practical purposes, not really a part of it.

Edited 2011-07-06 15:41 UTC

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