I've cleared my cookies, I've tried adjusting my settings in Google to reflect my current (non-China) location, but to no avail. I'm redirected to the China site regardless of whether or not I'm logged into my Google account.
Can anyone help me convince Google that I'm not in China?
Further update: I just tried this from a colleague's computer, and his machine defaults to China as well. I'm guessing that Google is somehow guessing our location based on our proxy server, and perhaps we've defaulted over to a back-up server located in Asia Pac?!?
Bizarre behaviour in any case!
Just did a reverse lookup on my IP address, and it's showing (correctly) as Switzerland. Now I'm really confused!
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Sorry for the thread drift, but how about YouTube? When I access YT from my desktop at work, it seems to think I'm Dutch! This is my desktop, which has never been out of my office AFAIK, much less the country.... my laptops/netbooks etc. are all happy to speak English.
The underlying issue can, of course, still happen for other localizations.
Even if Google close their google.com.cn site, which is located in China, they will maintain their US-based google.com service in the Chinese language. My guess would be that computers showing up with Chinese IP addresses will get routed to the google.com pages in Chinese, so the problem will remain in some form.