China still reviewing Google license renewal

Summary:Government officials in China said they are still reviewing Google's application for its content license renewal, extending the uncertainty around Google's fate in the country.

Chinese officials said Wednesday that they are still reviewing Google's application to renew its content license, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The company's application for a content license, which is good through 2012 but requires an annual renewal, was re-submitted at the end of June, altered to try to appease officials who are unhappy with Google China being redirected to the uncensored Google Hong Kong site.

Google and China have been at odds with each other since the company announced back in January that it had been the victim of a hacking attack that originated in China. At the time, Google vowed to stop censoring search results, even if that meant shuttering operations in China.

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