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Google Exit Threatens Chinese Internet, Analysts Say

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 with the nation’s tight Internet regulations and its censorship of Internet content. Baidu played along and Google did not like to, experts say... Hong Bo, a consultant at 5G, a Beijing-based consulting firm [said,] “If the government wants something removed [Baidu] will do it immediately. On the other hand, everything with Google has to go through its headquarters.”