Google Very Certain About Shutting Down Chinese Search Engine


Google has made plans to shut down their Chinese search engine.  According to a source with FT.com, Google is “99.9 percent” certain that they will be shutting down the Chinese search engine because of failure to make an agreement over censorship.  Google is attempting to find ways to keep operations going in China somehow, but Chinese authorities have been resistant.  “If [Google] takes steps that violate Chinese laws, that would be unfriendly, that would be irresponsible, and they would have to bear the consequences,” stated Li Yizhong, the minister for industry and information technology.  Google still hopes to stay in the country despite the fate of Google.cn.  [FT.com]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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