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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Google Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Founding of PR China

We’ve come along way from Google putting up their Burning Man logo 11 years ago. For better or worse (your call) these days Google’s homepages often follow along more of the official national celebrations; on the US Memorial Day this year, Google put a yellow ribbon on their homepage, after having not changed their it for this day for many years. Today, the company put up a special logo on, joining to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, proclaimed by Mao Zedong on October 1st 1949 after a civil war. (In the meantime in Beijing today, the government is “staging its biggest-ever parade of military hardware with over a hundred thousand marching masses”, says AP.) I wonder if there is also any self-criticism in the results linked from the logo, as the so-called “great leap forward” and the cultural revolution that followed in the decades after the founding caused many deaths?



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