Google to stop redirection of China users


Internet giant Google said it plans to stop automatically redirecting users of its site to its Hong Kong page, in a bid to secure renewal of the company's China service license.

Chief legal officer David Drummond said in a blog posting that Google had already started taking a small percentage of users to a landing page on that links to, and would soon stop all redirecting.

"The new page will be connected with," said Marsha Wang, Google's China-based spokeswoman. "The message we received from relevant authorities is that redirection is not acceptable."