A little later than anticipated, Google is confirming that China has renewed its ICP license -- the rights one needs to host a site on its own domain in China. Without that Google would certainly be on the outs, but after resuming limited broadcasts there last month
there was hope the two global powerhouses would work out their differences. And, it appears they have -- at least to some degree. We're not sure whether this means Google will resume full hosting in China or will keep redirecting some content to HK servers, but we were
able to get a statement from the ICP on it's feelings on this development, which is embedded after the break.