U.S. & China Trade Barbs After Google's Ultimatum
The U.S. and China argue about the role of the government in regulating the Internet
The U.S. and
What began as a quiet post on Google's official blog has ballooned into a full fledged international tempest, with the U.S. and
Secretary of State
After years of censoring Internet searches for the Chinese government, Google's patience with
The decision has prompted serious examination in
Google, it seems, has finished making excuses for aiding the repressive Chinese regime while clinging to a corporate motto of "Don't be evil." Companies like Google and
The attack appears to have been a final straw after a tough year for Google in
U.S. lawmakers, security experts, and business leaders have denounced rampant cyberattacks launched from computers based in
The Google Syndrome: China's Corporate Woes
As business relations between the United States and China sour, many see Google's partial exit from the Chinese economy--the company still hopes to maintain a limited presence in mainland China--as a test case that other foreign firms will use to evaluate whether they can afford to ruffle Beijing's feathers.
Google vs. China's Censors
Google launched its China operation in January 2006 with high hopes. The democratizing benefits of increased Web access for the Chinese people, the Internet giant hoped, would outweigh the Chinese Communist Party's ferocious censorship and e-mail spying. Google also hoped to make shiploads of money. But that was then. Four years later Google threatens to walk away.
(c) 2010 Alex Kingsbury