Is China redirecting access from search engines to Baidu?

October 18th, 2007

Techcrunch writes in Cyberwar: China Declares War On Western Search Sites that someone in China is redirecting search engine access to Baidu, China’s top search engine.

“Further to our earlier story on visitors to Google Blogsearch being redirected to Baidu in China, new reports have surfaced that would indicate that China has unilaterally blocked all three major search engines in China and is redirecting all requests to Baidu. Digital Marketing Blog posts that all requests to and sub-sites are being redirected to Baidu. Google Blogscoped forums indicate that is also being re-directed to Baidu, as well as confirming the Yahoo story and our earlier Google post. The re-direct would also appear to apply to” (link)

Can any ebiquity readers in china confirm this? Is so, please leave a comment.