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Senate Condemns Hacking Of Google In China, Urges Investigation

04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Senate has condemned cyber attacks against Google in China.

A resolution approved by senators Tuesday night urges China to investigate and explain the e-mail attacks. It also describes ways that lawmakers say China restricts freedom of the press and free expression on the Internet.

Google has said it might pull out of China over censorship and cyber attacks originating from China on the e-mail accounts of dissidents.

Google says it's no longer willing to give in to Chinese demands for censored search results. Chinese officials have denied involvement in Internet attacks and defend their online restrictions.

In mid-January, the White House officially endorsed Google's decision to stop censoring search results. Both Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi have also commended Google's actions.

China's state media responded with accusations that Google's threat to leave China was a 'US conspiracy,' and slammed the 'White House's Google.'

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