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Looking at China From Across the Pacific and Across the Himalayas

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Beijing's increasingly far-flung economic footprint and diplomatic clout is triggering anxiety throughout the world. But the global phenomenon of worrying about China always has local inflections.

Google: Search Engine BLOCKED In Mainland China

AP | MIHCAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. triggered a false alarm Thursday by posting a notice that its search engine and several other services had been cut ...

China: Google License Renewed

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China has confirmed that it renewed Google's license to operate after a monthslong standoff over Internet censorship, saying the compa...

China Renews Google's License Despite Censorship Row

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Google won permission Friday to maintain its website in China and keep its toehold in the world's most populous nation after bow...

Google: China Partially Blocks Search Service

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — A Google search feature was blocked in China on Thursday, the company said as it awaited Beijing's decision on whether to renew its op...

Google Limits Access To Chinese Site To Appease Beijing

AP | JOE McDONALD and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — China is threatening to revoke Google's business license over the company's decision to redirect Chinese traffic to computers in Hong ...

On Cat Videos and Human Rights

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Throughout its history, the U.S has positioned itself as a beacon of democracy, free speech and freedom of expression. It is essential that we lead in the preservation of human rights online.

CRUSH: Facebook Nation

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nathan Havey

It's the return of CRUSH! After taking a short summer hiatus, we're back in action, crushing the week's social media news into a juicy 3 minutes or le...

Google Confronts Map Censorship

InformationWeek | Thomas Claburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Having moved its search service from mainland China to Hong Kong, Google may soon have to do the same with Google Maps....

Internet Censorship and Machiavellian Restrictions on Religion

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

While internet censorship has vast implications for press freedoms, it is also becoming the favorite tool of government "theologians" -- administrators who defend a nation's civil religion to consolidate state power.

Chertoff Suggests Special Ops Takeout Cyber-Attacking Servers?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

Did Michael Chertoff, former director of Homeland Security, seriously suggest the possibility of responding with special forces to takeout the servers...

China Allowing Searches To Google's Hong Kong Server

AllThingsD | John Paczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As opposed to outright blocking Google's search servers in Hong Kong, the Chinese government has taken a different approach by filtering the search re...

Ken Auletta's Google Book Blackballed By Chinese Government

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BEIJING — A writer for The New Yorker will not promote his new book about Google during a China visit after being warned the media are restricte...

Google v. China: Principled, Brave, or Business As Usual?

Dan Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Schiller

The human rights framing of Google's decision to pull out of China works powerfully as rhetoric, but Google executives themselves suggest that economic issues are also central.

Google Hong Kong Searches BLOCKED, China Web Users Say | Tania Branigan in Beijing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Web users across China today reported that all standard searches on Google's Hong Kong-based website were blocked, but suggested the problem could be ...

Google: China Mobile Services Partially Blocked

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google Inc said its mobile services have been partially blocked in China for two days, about a week after the company shut its mainland Chinese portal...

'Dove' Pun On Google Causes Stir In China | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology


CRUSH: Facebook in the Time of Syphilis

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nathan Havey

Can you get Syphilis from Facebook? According to a public health report in Britain, you can blame social media networks for the recent rise in disease cases by making it easier for individuals to meet up for casual sex.

The Chicago/China Connection

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rod Shrader

There is a remarkable body of work underway at UIC that is making a difference in the way business is done between the Unites States and China.

Google's China Blunder

Melanie Billings-Yun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melanie Billings-Yun

Back in 2006, Google's executives had flown to China to cobble out a compromise deal that was shaky from the start because it violated five fundamental principles of negotiating sustainable agreements.

Google China Pullout: The People Who Will Lose The Most (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

China has been praised and excoriated for its decision to stop censoring search results in China. Opinions aside, what will be the fallout of Googl...

Google's "Don't Be Evil" Put to the Test

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

By not playing nice with Chinese authorities, Google could wind up being shut out of billions of dollars of revenue. But that's a risk worth taking.

Google's Decision Shows New Trend In Western Reluctance to "Kowtow" to China | John Pomfret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The showdown between Google and the world's most populous country marks a turning point in one of the great alliances of the late 20th century -- the ...

Google's Faustian Bargain Unravels

Sandeep Gopalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sandeep Gopalan

Google's earliest fans will welcome a return to its "Do No Evil" mantra. Hopefully, the company will follow this policy in other areas as well.

7 Downsides Of Google's China Exit (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google effectively shut down its China search engine yesterday, announcing that it had officially decided to stop censoring search results and would b...