Google said it will no longer censor results on Google. cn after 'highly sophisticated' attempts were made by China to infiltrate Google's Gmail accounts on Jan. 12.
At least two Gmail accounts held by Chinese rights activists were hacked into, and more hacks toward different business were attempted to be infiltrated, according to a Google Statement.
"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn... We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China," said Google.
Chinese officials said Google would be allowed to operate in China as long as it obeyed Chinese laws.
Hilary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, called for the Chinese government to investigate the claims made and told China they need to lift their internet restrictions, according to the BBC.
At the same time, Global Times said, Clinton's address to China was nothing more than another attempt to push America's agenda in the name of Democracy.
So far, China has not addressed Google's claims.