Google has started redirecting users going to its search page in China to their Hong Kong website. So if you type google.cn it will automatically redirect to google.hk.
This is a significant move in its plan to get out of China. Though Baidu is the most popular search engine in China, Google was anticipating to pick up search traffic much more in the near future. The recent hacking attempts in Google servers, supposed to have been done with backing from hackers in China, has helped Google with its decision to pull out.
This also means that the search market just got atleast 20% more traffic available to be consumed better after Google’s exit.
This is a very interesting situation and will keep you updated on this.