China has reacted angrily to Google’s decision to redirect Chinese users to its internet search services in Hong Kong.
Beijing said the US company had made unreasonable accusations against the Chinese authorities.
Google took the decision to move its Chinese facility “offshore” in a bid to provide uncensored search results while still maintaining some business operations in China.
The world’s most popular search engine has been told it must comply with China’s censorship rules if it wishes to operate in the lucrative market.
Google has been arguing with the Chinese authorities since a cyber attack in January in which it lost some intellectual property. Google claims the attack originated in China and targeted the GMail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.