Common Misperceptions About the China-Google Spat Google has failed? Only if tripling market share means failure By Will McCahill, Newser Staff Posted Jan 17, 2010 11:53 AM CST 1 comment Comments A Chinese girl stands outside Google China headquarters building in Beijing. (AP Photo) (Newser) – With misinformation flying about the Google-China spat, Sky Canaves clears up some of the larger points for the Wall Street Journal: Google has failed in China: Only if you consider boosting its market share from 13% to 36%, and while “Google doesn’t say if it’s profitable in China … there’s certainly no reason to assume it’s not.” Google.com is not accessible in China: It mostly is; unlike Google.cn (the Chinese version), links to forbidden content come up in search, but users get error messages. (On Google.cn, such links don’t appear at all.) Google has Gmail servers in China: In fact, it deliberately decided against putting any there specifically to protect email. Google has already shut down its China operations: Neither the central nor Beijing governments have had a whiff of that, officials say. For more, click the link at right.