Internet giant Google could soon close its Chinese search engine, industry commentators say.
RFA reports the company said Monday it was still in talks with officials to try to reach an agreement over censorship of its search results.
Meanwhile Google is rumored to have lifted restrictions on its Chinese search engine Tuesday.
MSNBC reported that “Web sites dealing with subjects such as the Tiananmen Square democracy protests, Tibet, and regional independence movements” could be searched and accessed through Google.cn, the Chinese search engine that Google provides for its mainland Chinese users.
NBC reported that while “searches proved erratic” and that access to some Web sites was occasionally denied, changes compared to just six months ago were sigtnificant.