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Google already defying Chinese censorship?

March 21, 2010

www.TibetanReview.net - March 19, 2010

Google.cn appeared to have made good its threat to no longer abide by
Beijing's censorship rules following attacks on its website and the hacking
of Gmail accounts of Chinese and Tibetan activists from China. On Mar 16,
Web sites dealing with subjects such as the Tiananmen Square democracy
protests, Tibet and regional independence movements could all be accessed
through Google's Chinese search engine, reported MSNBC and other news
services Mar 16.

The report indicated, however, that it was still too early to conclude that
Google's defiance was total or deliberate. It said that while some totally
banned search results could be accessed, on some occasions access to
controversial Web sites was denied. Those which were accessible included the
famous picture of a lone man blocking a line of tanks during the Tiananmen
Square massacre of Jun'1989. However, the report noted that there was a
significant change compared to six months ago.

Google itself has denied that it had lifted the government imposed
censorship. The company has said it was still in talks with Beijing
following its Jan 12 announcement that it no longer wanted to comply with
Beijing's extensive Web controls. Some have taken Google's apparent lifting
of censorship as an indication of its readiness to leave China.

China's industry minister had insisted on Mar 12 the company must obey
Chinese law, which appeared to leave few options other than closing
Google.cn. The US search giant has about 35 percent of China's search
market.
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