Google's China puzzle

With all the hype around the tension between Google and the Chinese government, one  could easily forget that Google is more than just a search engine – the firm publishes on a daily basis which of its services are blocked or partially blocked in the mainland.

In fact, its many services are often syndicated to major multimedia players but that may not be the case for much longer: China Unicom plans to remove Google’s search function from its new handsets while China Mobile is said to be thinking of cancelling its search agreement.

The 400 million netizen question? What strategy will Google deploy to re-enter the Chinese market once the storm has passed.