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7/7/2010 Beijing, China-- Google Inc's application to renew its Internet Content Provider (ICP) license in China is being reviewed by the government and it may take some time before the results are announced, the ministry of industry and information technology said.

The government response comes after the search giant revamped the homepage of its Google.cn site on Monday by providing links to music, translation and shopping services apart from adding the old ICP license number at the bottom of the page. “We are still examining their application,” said Mr Wang Lijian, a ministry spokesman. The ministry is responsible for granting operating licenses for websites in the country. Mr Wang said Google submitted its application “quite late” and as such the ministry will need more time to announce its results.

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