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If China Unplugs Google, it Will Be the First Time China's People Know What They Aren't Allowed To See

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The Chinese people, for the most part, have been unaware of what the government does not let them see. Never before has the government, in its regulation of internet content, cut off access to a website regularly used by so many of its own citizens.

Google's China Misadventure: Not a Harbinger of Darkness

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

A headline in today's Washington Post asserts: "Google's showdown marks turning point in bond between West and Beijing's authoritarian system." Please. Let's not get overexcited.

Google's China Exit: When Business and Human Rights Converge

Nicole Kempton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nicole Kempton

The prospect of Google pulling out of China says much about the disconnect between the idealism of Internet pioneers and the reality of how the Internet is utilized in undemocratic states.

If Google Leaves China, Will Microsoft Become Bejing's Favorite Capitalist Tool?

Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg

If Google leaves China, it will be opting to do so at a time when it is gaining scale in the largest and fastest-growing Internet market in the world. This is no minor matter even for a company of Google's size.

Grow up Google

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Diane Francis

It's somewhat amusing that Google and its two American competitors have collaborated with the Great Internet Fire Wall ll the way up to about 40% market share.

Google's Got the Goods on China

Jose Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Ferreira

Google's real threat to China is not that it will leave the country. It's that it will embarrass China and damage its national reputation as a place to do business.

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

More Power to Google in China: Why Does US-Backed Get a Pass?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

Baidu is often described in the press as China's "home-grown" internet portal. But its stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange. And it is today majority-owned by institutional investors with names like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley.

Google to China: Drop Dead!

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rory O'Connor

Does a company with a stated corporate goal of "Don't Be Evil" really deserve praise for finally pulling the plug on its longstanding cooperation with the Great Firewall? I think not.

Discovery, Baidu Partner For Chinese Web Site

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Discovery Communications, the owner of the Discovery Channel and other cable channels, has signed a pact with Baidu, a leading search engine in China,...

Fair Trade Suffers When China Censors The Internet. It's Not Just A Human Rights Issue.

Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg

We are accustomed to thinking of censorship purely as a human rights issue, but for information providers and technology companies, censorship acts as a trade barrier.

China Targets Google In Crackdown On Pornography

AP | HENRY SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BEIJING — China warned Google and other popular Web portals Monday that they must do more to block pornographic material from reaching Chinese u...

Why Google When You Can Baidu?

Los Angeles Times | Dawn C. Chmielewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Diners often plunge their chopsticks into shared entrees at even the most upscale restaurants here. This mouth-to-plate maneuver might be considered a...