engine - 2:20 pm on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google Yet To Re-Register As Content Provider In China [guardian.co.uk]
Google missed a deadline to re-register as an "internet content provider" (ICP) in China last night, which observers say is a sign that it is preparing to shut down its search engine there.
Google UK denied the reports, saying that the ICP licence – required by the Chinese government for companies which want to operate a website inside the country – only has to be renewed annually before the end of March. "It's a bit early for such speculation," said a spokesman.