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China Condemns Google's Censorship Gambit

Mar 24, 2010, 09:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"A Chinese official has blasted Google's decision to offer unfiltered Web content to its citizens on the mainland, calling the move "totally wrong" and saying it violates Google's written agreement to abide by Chinese laws.

"The harsh words are the first official reaction to Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) announcement yesterday that it would redirect traffic from Google.cn to its Hong Kong site, Google.hk, which is exempt from China's Internet filtering restrictions.

"That decision came two months after Google first threatened to pull up stakes in China if the government didn't relax its censorship requirements. At the time, Google dropped word that it had been subject to a series of cyber attacks targeting the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights advocates. Google said it had traced the attacks to China, a charge that Chinese authorities have vigorouslydenied."

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