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Recent Event Highlights: Google Leaves China, Google China Shakeup, Google China Launches, and 8 more...
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on Dec 9, 2010
Last updated: 12/16/10 at 05:48 PM
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Google puts a halt to its China search engine, redirecting the site to its search site based in Hong Kong which is uncensored.
Google makes its strongest statements yet in an open blog post, stating it is no longer willing to censor searches within China and may pull out of the country.
A group of Chinese authors campaign against Google, accusing it of violating copyright laws with its digital library.
Kai-Fu Lee, widely admired by Chinese youth and in its tech community, steps down as Google China head in a surprise move. Rumors say pressure from the Chinese government got to be too great.
Google.com, Gmail and other Google services experience widespread access issues across China. A Chinese official accuses Google of spreading obscene content a day later.
Chinese authorities ban access to YouTube, a video site owned by Google.
Google admits its sites pinyin input method was not solely built by Google after Chinese company Sohu claims it pirated its software code.
Google admits that its decision to launch Google.cn, a Chinese-censored version of Google.com, has damaged the company after a series of attacks from Web users.
Google.cn is born, a China-based Google that censors search results based on Chinese laws.
Google China launches after Google hires Kai-Fu Lee from Microsoft to head up the venture. Miscrosoft sues Google, alleging that Lee will disclose Microsoft secrets to the competitor. The lawsuit is settled.
Google.com becomes temporarily unavailable in China with foul play within the country suspected.