Google in new Chinese row

By Derek Sooman on
More trouble has been brewing for Google over its dealings with the Chinese local newspapers are claiming that the website was operating in the country without the correct licence.

"[Google] has not obtained the ICP (internet content provider) licence needed to operate internet content services in China," the Beijing Times reported, while China Business Times went described as "clearly unlawful".
Google has replied that it shares a licence with a local company,, a practice followed by many overseas firms including Yahoo! and eBay. The company has dismissed the claims that they are operating illegally as "complete nonsense."

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