"A Chinese official has blasted Google's decision to offer
unfiltered Web content to its citizens on the mainland, calling the
move "totally wrong" and saying it violates Google's written
agreement to abide by Chinese laws.
"The harsh words are the first official reaction to Google's
(NASDAQ: GOOG) announcement yesterday that it would redirect
traffic from Google.cn to its Hong Kong site, Google.hk, which is
exempt from China's Internet filtering restrictions.
"That decision came two months after Google first threatened to
pull up stakes in China if the government didn't relax its
censorship requirements. At the time, Google dropped word that it
had been subject to a series of cyber attacks targeting the Gmail
accounts of Chinese human rights advocates. Google said it had
traced the attacks to China, a charge that Chinese authorities have