redirecting to

On Twitter, reports are surfacing from internet users within China that is suddenly redirecting to Rebecca McKinnon tweets, "If you go to it says 欢迎您来到谷歌搜索在中国的新家 which means "Welcome to the new home of Google China search. (...) For those who aren't steeped in the intricacies of Hong Kong's legal system, websites in HK dont censor political content." Update: confirmed, and more first-person notes.


  1. This is a gutsy move by Google, and will be perceived as provocative by China, who see Hong Kong’s separate legal system as an unfortunate but necessary local holdover from British rule. Attempting to use that status to reach out to other Chinese users risks action within Hong Kong itself, on the already-established pretext that Google is collaborating with the enemies of China.

    Can anyone report what redirects are in place in Macao?

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