Google, China, and censorship

Although I strongly support the adoption of Hanyu Pinyin in Taiwan, many of the other outlooks of this Web site on language, Chinese characters, and romanization are unlikely to fit well with the official line in China. Will this site end up blocked by the Great Firewall? I doubt it. But I think censorship concerns everyone, so I’m adding this here:

Following Google’s announcement that it is to open an office in China, Reporters Without Borders has written to the company’s two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, asking them for a clear response to the following question : “Will you agree to censor your search engine if asked to by Beijing ?”

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2 thoughts on “Google, China, and censorship

  1. ummm, i don’t know what’s happening behind this, but accidental i am able to read google news here in Beijing, which has been banned for long.

  2. I figured that free press is a subject you care for.

    This is not an easy time for journalists all over the world, with the discoveries of surveillance on citizens, which includes journalists and their sources.

    I’d like to ask you to share a guide, written by one journalist to his colleagues all over the world. The guide can help them protect their work and fulfill their mission.

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