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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.

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

    Move along citizen.
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  • buckinbottoms
    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.
    "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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  • RooD
    Google VS China WW3 >=D.... google wins they have google earth
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  • Google can do what it wants, just like China makes up law that they want. If the two dont agree, then China can change there law, or say goodbye to google. Its their choice, China is just scared to make it. They are a bunch of pussies.
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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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  • scuba dave
    I'm at a loss for words for china.. To think someone(let alone 1+ billon!) would so willing stand idly by as what SHOULD be their freedoms is being with held.. Tsk Tsk.. It would be different if they didn't know better.. But to KNOW that we have such rights, and they don't? I find it hard to fathom why they tolerate it so.. :,(
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  • babybeluga
    K_M82Right. 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.
    Why did you 'all caps' something you typed incorrectly? Your comment gives me a headache.
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  • babybeluga
    You people are so ridiculous. Don't presume to know what the Chinese people think. Some of them don't like their government. Some of them do. It's their business.

    I know people who say the same things about religion (blind faith and all that). When you're raised on something and that's all you know, you don't often think outside the box. Stop with all the idiotic presumptions about what's best for the Chinese/the entire world because you don't know.
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  • Hilarion
    The Chinese government is living in a self-created fantasy. The only way they feel they can continue to live in that fantasy it to make truth illegal and the fantasy legal.

    Why do we even still do business with them?? Oh, right! They have a fantasy "President" who is really a dictator.
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