Posted Jul. 20, 2010 at 7:21 a.m.

Premium Lock Google pledges to ‘obey Chinese law,’ Beijing official says

Published: 2010-07-20 07:21:11
Updated: 2010-07-20 07:21:11

Google's China websites This combination of images made Friday, July 9, 2010 shows Google's Chinese website at, top, and the internet search giant's Hong Kong site, bottom. China on Friday renewed Google's license to operate a website, preserving the search giant's toehold in the world's most populous country after the company gave up an attempt to skirt Beijing's censorship practices. Renewal had been in question after Google began automatically redirecting users in China to an uncensored Hong Kong search site. But the company dismantled the virtual bridge to Hong Kong last week after regulators objected to the sleight of hand and threatened to revoke its Internet license. (AP Photo)

In renewing Google’s license, China also cites the search giant's planned "rectification and reform," apparently a reference to the U.S. search giant's commitment in its June 29 renewal application to stop switching users automatically to its Hong Kong search site....

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