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Google's Eric Schmidt on China and Censorship - Newsweek.com

T [PersonRank 2]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
12 years ago2,502 views

<<Google CEO Eric Schmidt has long defended his company's decision to do business in China despite the restrictions that Beijing imposes on Internet freedom. Nevertheless, last week the company abruptly threatened to pull out after suffering hacker attacks believed to have originated in China. Schmidt explained why to NEWSWEEK's Fareed Zakaria in an exclusive interview. Excerpts:

Why did you make this decision? It surprised many people and many companies.
Google is a different kind of company than many others. The issue of operating in China was always complex for us. We were asked to accept a system of censorship that we were very uncomfortable with. But we had come to the conclusion that operating in China was better for everyone—us, the Chinese people—than staying out of the country. We have decided that we cannot participate in censorship anymore.>>

http://www.newsweek.com/id/231117

[Thanks T, I snipped, added quote signs, and linked to the article. -Philipp]

T [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

You're welcome, are you still in China?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yup.

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