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Old 03-14-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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Google has 30% of the market there. It is making a stand against censorship.

If it pulls the plug, what will be the reaction of the cyber users in China?

How will it affect the other political issues between China and the USA?

There was certainly life in China before Google...But, with the growing use of the Internet (not just for info searches, but in communications - business and personal).

Could this lead to the start of some serious retaliations between the countries (far worse than the trade tariffs hurled back and forth)?
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Like you've stated..Google is 30%..a minority player over there.
Google is pulling out, not being kicked out.

I don't see much of anything coming out of this.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Google is not a government entity.
Why would it's actions have serious political consequences?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Google has 30% of the market there. It is making a stand against censorship.

If it pulls the plug, what will be the reaction of the cyber users in China?

How will it affect the other political issues between China and the USA?

There was certainly life in China before Google...But, with the growing use of the Internet (not just for info searches, but in communications - business and personal).

Could this lead to the start of some serious retaliations between the countries (far worse than the trade tariffs hurled back and forth)?

Google isn't making a stand against censorship (read between the lines!). This is about Chinese hackers installing spyware into the Google system. Another way to put it: Chinese hackers gained access into Google's spyware system.

Most Chinese won't care. Baidu will celebrate and there are rumors that Baidu is behind all this (sabotage!). But the lack of a formidable competitor may in the end hurt Baidu and netizens in China.

I'm not sure how this'll impact political relations between China and the US. It's mostly a business spat.
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