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Critique lands Kai-Fu Lee in trouble

Outspoken Internet icon and former Google China executive Kai-Fu Lee. Photo: AP

This latest brouhaha highlights the risk that people who do business in China face when they speak too candidly in public forums about major official organisations like the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013, 9:35am

Former Google China chief banned from microblogging sites

Kai-Fu Lee

Former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee says he was temporarily banned from posting items on two of the mainland's most popular microblogging platforms. Without saying why he was banned, Lee posted a message on Twitter on Sunday saying: "I am silenced on Sina and Tencent [microblogs] for three days, so everyone can find me here."

19 Feb 2013 - 5:05am 1 comment

Google quits e-commerce, Jingdong eyes cloud

Jingdong Mall's core e-commerce business 360Buy. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Several e-commerce items are in the headlines today, including Google's latest retreat in China as it shutters its Chinese online shopping search service.

13 Dec 2012 - 10:40am

Mainlanders buck Google 'sex' trend

Mainlanders appear to be perverse compared to most peoples around the world, and they have their media censors to blame. They seem to be more interested in stocks than sex, if Google China's search records are anything to go by. The names of three mainland banks, and the words 'stocks' and 'QQ', a Chinese-language instant message service, were more googled last year than 'sex'.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Google China sued over Chinese name

Google China, a subsidiary of the world's most popular internet search engine, is being sued by a Beijing-based company that claims the unit is using the same Chinese name, 'Guge', as it does.

The case against Google China was accepted by a Haidian district court in Beijing on June 29, said Tian Yunshan, company secretary for Beijing Guge Science & Technology.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Two mainland Web portals blocked

The search engines of two of the most popular Web portals on the mainland have been blocked in a sign of intensified internet censorship, with millions of users expected to be affected.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Google investigates blocking complaints

Internet giant Google is investigating complaints that mainland Web users have been unable to use its search engine, but said it was too early to say if the service has been blocked.

Google China public relations manager Cui Jin confirmed yesterday that the company has received complaints that the service was not accessible on the mainland.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am