"[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 Google.cn as "clearly unlawful".
Google has replied that it shares a licence with a local company, Ganjii.com, 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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