Google gets Chinese license

July 9, 2010: 8:24 AM ET

Google Music (along with Translate and Products) also appears in the links on Google's updated China site.

Today, Google announced that it has received a license renewal from the Chinese government.

We are very pleased that the government has renewed our ICP license and we look forward to continuing to provide web search and local products to our users in China.

Google's (GOOG) ability to do business in China was recently put in question by the government's request for Google to remove their auto redirect to Google's Chinese Hong Kong site.

Google then built a manual redirect, which sent users to when they clicked anywhere on the page. Was this enough for the Chinese government?  Perhaps, if the new license turns out to be any indication.

The Chinese Google site now also has links below the search bar to "Products, Translate, and Music" as well.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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