Did you know that China is a country with some of the strictest internet policies? As a matter of fact, it’s at the bottom of the list when it comes to internet freedom, while being the leader in online censorship.
The People’s Republic of China has some of the most rigorous rules against internet freedom and their users’ privacy. For many years now, people that reside in this territory have had trouble accessing some of the most used apps and websites due to their government increased censorship. Now, another problem arises, one that only deepens this issue.
Google doesn’t work in China the same way it does in other countries because full access to the search engine is blocked. If you try to open Google.cn or Google.com while inside the mainland, you’ll be automatically redirected to the search engine’s Hong Kong servers - Google.com.hk.