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Google response regarding Amnesty International action on censorship in China

The requirements of doing business in China include self-censorship – something that runs counter to Google's most basic values and commitments as a company. Despite that, we made a decision to launch a new product for China – Google.cn – that respects the content restrictions imposed by Chinese laws and regulations... [O]ur decision was based on a judgment that Google.cn will make a meaningful – though imperfect – contribution to the overall expansion of access to information in China... We also developed several elements that distinguish our service in China, including: Disclosure to users... Protection of user privacy... Continued availability of Google.com...

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