bill - 5:27 am on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is a very interesting way to tackle this issue. I doubt the Chinese government was consulted about this at all. It is this blocking that helped with Baidu's runaway success in China. It may be too late for Google to regain their momentum, but at least the Chinese market will possibly understand that many of the Google performance issues may not have been the company's fault.