Google's Chinese Clients Demand Compensation

In a letter posted on the website of a Chinese state-run television station, 27 Google-authorized sales reps have said they are waiting "in incomparable pain and disquiet" for Google to make a decision about its position in China.

As well as demanding compensation for investors, employees and clients, the letter details the confusion brought about by the lack of answers from Google.

"We see a constant stream of information but cannot predict the future, we see business sliding, but there is nothing we can do," the BBC cites the letter as saying.

A Google spokesperson told the BBC that the company is currently reviewing the letter.

[UPDATE] It appears the letter in question may have been fraudulent. The New York Times cites Gao Min, who is in charge of Google ad sales at Beijing Zoom Interactive Media, as saying the letter is "likely fake." Min went on to say, "I have checked with the head of the company and other relevant officials and found out we haven’t sent or signed any such letter." NYT reports that Bloomberg News was able to contact 22 of the 27 companies who supposedly signed the letter and none have confirmed its authenticity.

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  • polly the parrot
    Microsoft, Yahoo, and Ask maybe, need to stand by Google and block off searching from China, then maybe the Chinese government will get the fact that they can't be over-controlling jerks anymore.
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  • bak0n
    Hasn't china already stolen all the tech they need from google?
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  • drutort
    thats classic... seal there code then ask for compensation too! wow brilliant, whats next?

    i also agree that other search giants should join google... and they should all block and censor China! how about some of there own medicine? Let China have there closed internet with no access to the rest of the world.. lets see how far that goes for them... Oh wait whats that? you dont want the rest of the world to censor you? yet you do it your people? hmm why not? dont like it? now you know how your people feel huh...
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  • bak0n
    Hasn't china already stolen all the tech they need from google?
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  • polly the parrot
    Microsoft, Yahoo, and Ask maybe, need to stand by Google and block off searching from China, then maybe the Chinese government will get the fact that they can't be over-controlling jerks anymore.
    22
  • drutort
    thats classic... seal there code then ask for compensation too! wow brilliant, whats next?

    i also agree that other search giants should join google... and they should all block and censor China! how about some of there own medicine? Let China have there closed internet with no access to the rest of the world.. lets see how far that goes for them... Oh wait whats that? you dont want the rest of the world to censor you? yet you do it your people? hmm why not? dont like it? now you know how your people feel huh...
    14