Does this count as an unexpected victory for Google? After a long standoff, the Chinese government has renewed Google’s operating license. The trouble between the parties began in January, when Google announced it would no longer censor search results on its Chinese website; for awhile, it redirected visitors to Google.cn to its uncensored Hong Kong website, but the Chinese government was not happy with that solution. So Google changed it so that Google.cn took visitors to a landing page that provided a link to the uncensored Hong Kong website—an arrangement that will continue under Google’s new agreement with the Chinese government. “I don't think we gave anything up," a spokeswoman for the company tells CNNMoney.com. "We asked the government to renew our license to make some products that don't require any censorship. We are going to continue to offer uncensored Web search with google.com.hk."