Chinese Media: Google is 'Totally Politicized'

"It is a great pity that the Google case told us the company's aim of entering the Chinese market seems not for commercial reasons but to act as a tool to penetrate into the Chinese culture as well as into Chinese people's values," the editorial reads. "Google's actions show that the world's biggest search engine company has abandoned its business principles and instead shows the world a face that is totally politicized."

The article then points out the ties between Google and the U.S. government.

"Google's relations with the US government cannot be deeper … Four of the company's former executives including Sumit Agarwal, who was the product manager for Google Mobile team and is currently deputy assistant secretary of defense, are now serving the US government."

The author of the article, named only as Xu, goes on to say that while American politicians may be happy to see Google 'being politicized,' the situation is a tragedy for the multinational company. "How can people believe that the company's search results are without any bias when it lacks independence as well as business ethics?" Xu asks.

While the author concedes that leaving the Chinese market is Google's decision, he says the company is being arrogant in its attempts to have China uncensor search results.

"It is ridiculous and arrogant for an American company to attempt to change China's laws. The country doesn't need a politicized Google or Google's politics," the article concludes.

The editorial comes just as Google is expected to announce its plans to leave China. Last week, a report from China said Google would exit the Chinese market on April 10 but announce its decision today, March 22.

Read the full article from China Radio International.

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  • RooD
    Google VS China WW3 >=D.... google wins they have google earth
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  • Abrahm
    Yep, I'm sure the Chinese people really do value their government hiding the truth from them.
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  • JasonAkkerman
    Yea, because that article wasn't written by the Chinese government... nope not at all...

    Move along citizen.
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  • JasonAkkerman
    Yea, because that article wasn't written by the Chinese government... nope not at all...

    Move along citizen.
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  • buckinbottoms
    Quote:
    While the author concedes that leaving the Chinese market is Google's decision, he says the company is being arrogant in its attempts to have China uncensor search results.

    Another brainwashed Chinese minion.
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    "It is ridiculous and arrogant for an American company to attempt to change China's laws. The country doesn't need a politicized Google or Google's politics," the article concludes.

    Censorship of key events in China's history is law? What a sad state then...
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  • K_M82
    Right. i don't think google would leave a country that have more internet user than the US have CITIZEN (estimated). and a country that have more mobile phone user than the US and Canada CITIZEN combined. if they left this to baidu, bing, or other, they might chip away significant number of google market.
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