The Chinese government has renewed Google's Internet Content Provider (ICP) license to operate in China and the Google Search Site has been restored in China but with limited features, the company announced Friday in an update to an earlier blog posting.

"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," the updated post said.

  Google's share price rose 2.8% in Friday trading following the announcement.


    •  January 2006: Google launches in China
    •  March 2009: China blocks access to YouTube
    •  June 2009: China introduces filtering software on all new PCs
    •  January 2010: Google says it may pull out of China after cyber attacks
    •  January 2010: China denounces US criticism of its internet controls
    •  March 2010: China's state media attacks Google for close ties with the White House
    •  March 2010: Google says will automatically redirect China customers to uncensored Hong Kong site
    •  June 2010: Google says China customers now have to actively click on Hong Kong site
    •  July 2010: China renews Google licence

Reference : Official Google Blog