Once again, through Rebecca MacKinnon there's a bit more detail on just what is going on in China. As it turns out the Chinese can still access www.google.com, the same uncensored version we see, as opposed to www.google.cn, which is the trimmed, censored and sanitized Chinese government approved version.
This seems to me to be a good thing, but I am not optimistic that it is a situation, which will remain in place. At come time this government who is apparently escalating its suppression of its own people on a great many fronts, will move to close the spigot on that free flow of information. I would be surprised and heartened if Google did anything but go along once again. Having taken its baby step to do just a little bit of evil, it is now in position to take the next great leap forward.