Chinese Google Users Cannot Access

Mar 23, 2010 • 8:09 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Yesterday, Google officially made a decision on how they will or will not operate in China. In short, they are redirecting Google.CN to but Google will still be operating in China, at least they hope to have an R&D office and sales office there. For more on the technical details and legality, see Danny's post.

I have found a bunch of threads from Chinese users, some American, but in China, with complaints and issues about this change. There are people in China who want to access, but are also being redirected to (Google Hong Kong). The solution, in the old days, was to go to, but even that for them is being redirected to Google Hong Kong. I should add that the decision early on drove a ton of good will towards Google.

We have three threads at Google Web Search Help forums and here are some of the complaints:

I am located in mainland PRC. Prior to today, I was able to access the US version of any time I wanted. (If I got redirected to, there was a link at the bottom to use the main page.)

Now that is gone, and redirects to, I am unable to access the US version of No matter what I do, it redirects to the HK page.

Note: The HK page has a link at the bottom that says "Go to" but it just brings me back to the HK page. I've also tried to no avail.

I am an American living within China and use google services many times a day. I prefer to use the google portal but as of today I keep getting redirected to the Hong-Kong page(I'm not in Hong Kong). I have tried the It redirects me too. I know Google and China are having trouble at this time, but I was wondering if there's someway to get the main page(I could always do this before). Thanks for your help.

I am not sure if there will be a solution for these people or not.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld, DigitalPoint Forums and Google Web Search Help.

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