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How Google Is Developing Its Censored Search Engine

Google’s controversial plan to relaunch a censored search engine in China–one that complies with the country’s censorship regime by filtering banned search terms and results–is supported by what may have been years of prototyping and experimentation. According to documents s...

Signs Show “Core Leader” Xi Facing Rare Domestic Reproach

Months after Xi Jinping’s campaign to consolidate power appeared to have reached its pinnacle with the announcement of the successful abolition of presidential term limits and an unprecedented government restructuring plan, there are growing signs of domestic dissent to Xi’s policies. A ...

Google Faces Backlash over China Plans

The Intercept reported last week that Google is planning to re-enter the Chinese market with the launch of a censored version of its search engine that blocks content deemed sensitive by the Chinese government. The planned relaunch constitutes a reversal of Google’s decision to leave China in ...