Google vs China, deeply discussed

This Week in Google does it again – the best discussion of Google’s threat to pull out of China after the attacks on their servers.  The Chinese government stands accused, even if there is no smoking gun proof…  The show’s guest Siva Vaidhyanathan puts his points across brilliantly.

• This Week in Google: The People’s Republic of Google

UPDATE:  Eric Schmidt says that Google wants to stay in China

“We like the Chinese people, we like our Chinese employees. We like the business opportunities there, but we’d like to do that on somewhat different terms than we have but we remain quite committed to being there.”

Mr Schmidt refused to provide any further details, beyond confirming that Google was “in conversation” with the Chinese government. However sources at Google said there were no plans to back-track over its stand on censorship.


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