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Requests by the numbers

During the period that Google's joint venture operated, its search results were subject to censorship pursuant to requests from government agencies responsible for Internet regulation. Chinese officials consider censorship demands to be state secrets, so we cannot disclose any information about content removal requests for the two reporting periods from July 2009 to June 2010.

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Removal requests from July to December 2015

Examples of requests that we encounter

Total removal requests received: 9

Total items requested for removal: 16

Compliance rates in July to December 2015


Google’s compliance rate for requests from government agencies or law enforcement: 11%

Reasons for removals in July to December 2015

Reason % Total Removal Requests
Government Criticism 44% 4
Violence 22% 2
Defamation 11% 1
Geographical Dispute 11% 1
National Security 11% 1

Breakdown of all of the requests we received during the reporting period.