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Google Uncensors China Search Engine

Google made good Monday on its promise to stop filtering search results in China, and is redirecting all visitors to to its unfiltered Chinese search engine in Hong Kong. But China is certain to get the last word by blocking Mainland users from reaching the Hong Kong servers or even more drastically, taking back control of the internet address Google has used there for four years.

Now a search on June 4, the day of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, returns 226 million results. Formerly that search, and thousands of other terms like it, had limited results and a notification to users that search results had been hidden due to the rules of China’s Communist government.