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Google and China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 6, 2011

In the ongoing saga of Google in China, we see how great a role uncle chicom plays in manipulating the media in the center country and how much azz kissing the locals firms must undergo to stay…

From Wikileaks…

“Google conducted numerous negotiations with officials in the State Council Information Office and other departments involved in censorship, propaganda and media licensing, the cables show. The May 18, 2009, cable that revealed pressure on the company by Li, the propaganda chief, said Google had taken some measures “to try and placate the government.”

But Chinese officials became alarmed that Google still did less than its Chinese rivals to remove material Chinese officials considered offensive. Such material included information about Chinese dissidents and human rights issues, but also about central and provincial Chinese leaders and their children – considered an especially taboo topic, interviews with people quoted in the cables reveal.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/04/MNQS1GLVV8.DTL#ixzz1AJPCBUX2

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