Beijing – In the wake of
Google’s (NASD: GOOG) decision yesterday to stop censoring results on its search engine in China, the Chinese government moved to block
access to the unfiltered results on Google’s Hong Kong
site, while several of the company’s partners appear to be distancing
themselves, The New York Times reported.
The country’s largest wireless
carrier, China Mobile, is under government pressure to dump Google search from
its mobile home page, business executives close to industry officials told The
China Unicom is also expected to delay or ditch the launch of a new
handset powered by Google’s Android operating system.
Chinese Web portal
Tom.com has already abandoned Google as its search engine partner.
It’s unclear whether the government will move to fully block searching on Google, which is popular among "highly educated and vocal" Chinese citizens, The Times noted.
(DMW previous coverage)