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Google to stop censoring search results in China

Google shut down its search engine in China Monday but isn't ready to leave the country yet.

Google began redirecting visitors of its Chinese site,, to its Chinese-language service based in Hong Kong, The page said, according to a Google translation, "Welcome to Google Search in China's new home."

But Google said it will maintain R&D and sales operations in the fast-growing China market, where it employs 600 people, or 3% of its worldwide workforce.