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China renews Google's license

Google announced Friday that Beijing has renewed its license to continue running its Web site in China.
Written by Lance Whitney, Contributor

Google announced Friday that Beijing has renewed its license to continue running its Web site in China.

There was no immediate word from China's Information Ministry about the license renewal, but an e-mail from Google to the Associated Press confirmed the news.

The rocky relationship between Google and Beijing had cast doubt as to whether the license would be renewed. Google had kicked off controversy in January when it said it would cease censoring search results in China and also pointed a finger at Beijing as the source of cyberattacks on Google and other U.S. companies.

For more on this story, read China renews Google's Web site license on CNET News.

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