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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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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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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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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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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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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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21 August 2008

Google and Yahoo tread carefully in Beijing row [China]

Author: James Politi & Richard Waters, Financial Times

Since the end of last year, the California First Amendment Coalition…has been pushing the Bush administration to launch a trade dispute against China on internet censorship…A petition the group has filed with the Office of the US Trade Representative...

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2 February 2008

Google faces lawsuit from Chinese dissident

Author: Mure Dickie, Financial Times

A Chinese scholar who -challenged the communist government by setting up a democratic opposition party has vowed to sue US internet company Google for excising his name from its local search results...Guo Quan's...threatened lawsuit...highlights the...

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19 November 2007

China's search: Power with few results

Author: Marketplace [USA]

With what we know about censorship in China, how is the content you find on Baidu different from the results offered by Google? [Dawn Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times:]... If you do a search for a term that's forbidden -- say, Falun Gong, which...you're...

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15 June 2006

Yahoo! clear worst offender in censorship tests on search engines

Author: Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders said it found Yahoo! to be the clear worst offender in censorship tests the organisation carried out on Chinese versions of Internet search engines Yahoo!, Google, MSN as well as their local competitor Baidu.

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