Timeline of Google events in China

The internet censorship in China has been a topic for a while. Lately google redirected CN domain(http://www.google.cn) to the uncensored Hongkong site(http://www.google.com.hk). It is considered to be a significant decision for both Google and China. Let’s take a overall view and see how does Google get there.

2002 Jun  China moves to block internet portals. Without warning or explaination, Google.com became inaccessable in China temporarily.

*2003 Nov  A internet censoring system called the Great Firewall has been launched by Chinese government. Even though some sites on the blacklist of Chinese governmet still display in the result of google, but access to these sites were disabled. 继续阅读