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11 January 2009

How Charter 08 Is Being Received [China]

Author: EastSouthWestNorth

The document known as Charter 08 has been translated by Perry Link at the New York Review of Books. How is it being received inside and outside China? The Christian Science Monitor reports "...more than 300,000 websites now link to the charter, and...

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13 January 2010

Google Exit Threatens Chinese Internet, Analysts Say

Author: David Barboza, New York Times

If Google leaves China, the country will suddenly become even more dependent on...Baidu.com. And...analysts say [that] could bode poorly for the long-term development of the Internet in China... One reason for Baidu’s dominance is its close compliance...

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14 January 2010

Levi's faced earlier challenge in China: jeans company walked out 17 years ago, but today has 501 stores

Author: James T. Areddy, Wall Street Journal

Google Inc.'s challenge to Beijing is not a first: Levi Strauss & Co. 17 years ago walked away from China. Today, Levi's brand jeans are produced in China…In 1993…[Levi’s] declared it would end relationships with contractors in China because of…...

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28 January 2010

Winner of Google-China feud is - India

Author: Peter Lee, Asia Times

Google enjoys an overwhelming market share for its search engine, media and networking business in India…Google censors its search engine results in India to conform to Indian laws...and cooperates with Indian police to identify political malcontents...

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30 March 2010

Google Co-Founder on Pulling out of China: 'It Was a Real Step Backward'

Author: Philip Bethge interview of Sergey Brin, in Der Spiegel [Germany]

The Internet giant's co-founder, Sergey Brin, 36, discusses his company's troubles in China and its controversial decision to pull up stakes and leave......

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19 May 2011

New Yorkers sue China over internet censorship

Author: Reuters

Eight New York residents are suing China and its biggest search engine company, accusing Baidu of conspiring with the government to censor pro-democracy content...Baidu spokesman Kaiser Kuo declined to comment. According to the complaint filed in the...

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23 May 2011

Cisco Sued, Accused of Helping Design China’s Great Firewall

Author: Rick Martin, Penn Olson

Following a lawsuit filed against Baidu by eight Chinese New York residents...Chinese Falun Gong practitioners have sued Cisco in US Federal court in San Jose. They claim that the company has helped the Chinese government persecute their religious...

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3 June 2011

Facebook: Safeguard Users Before Entering China Market

Author: Human Rights Watch

In a letter to…Facebook…Human Rights Watch warned the company that it could become complicit in government censorship and efforts both to stifle online organizing and obtain the personal information of cyber-activists or online critics of the Chinese...

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10 June 2011

Facebook's Test in China: What Price Free Speech?

Author: [column] John Bussey, Wall Street Journal

What to make of Facebook—which holds itself up as an icon of openness—and its flirtation with the largest authoritarian nation on earth?...Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the [company, said]...in October..."I don't want it to be this company that just spreads...

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4 July 2011

Baidu picks Microsoft for English search [China]

Author: Jason Subler & Georgina Prodhan, Reuters

China's Baidu is to partner with Microsoft for English-language search…The tie-up will direct English searches from Baidu to Microsoft's Bing, which will deliver the results back to Baidu's Web pages…Bing…filters out results in China relating to...

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