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Google from Within China

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Huang Hung, publisher and editor of iLook, a local independent fashion magazine, a columnist for China Daily, the English language newspaper in China, and a blogger who writes for The Daily Beast, talks about Google pulling out of China and what it means for media and the media censors.

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Huang Hung
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Comments [4]

dfa

"The size of the Internet police is estimated at more than 30,000."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_People's_Republic_of_China

Apr. 01 2010 10:43 AM
asdf

Google's declaration of China as too undemocratic to do business in -- for Democracy believers and media pundits, is this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or acultural slap in the face?

Apr. 01 2010 09:55 AM
superf88

(Sorry, I just read your piece after writing the above comment, in which you basically conclude by bringing up my questions...which leads me to a slightly more existential question. You state that you are all undergoing
"incremental change." But do you not harbor an underlying fear, that, in the end, there will be no change at all? What reference points can be utilized, in the span of Chinese history, to find comfort that your government will, in the future, be your servant?

Apr. 01 2010 09:12 AM
superf88

Is self censorship considered a weakness? Or simply part of doing business?

What about 20 years from now -- do you (guest) assume that the authorities will be more tolerant of dissent as time goes by?

Apr. 01 2010 09:01 AM

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