“It’s Not Google that’s Withdrawing from China; It’s China that’s Withdrawing from the World” (Updated with Photos)

The twittersphere has exploded with the news of Google’s potential exit from the China market. CDT has translated selected tweets. Read all tweets at #Googlecn - @qhgy RT @Lyooooo: If Google leaves I won’t use Baidu or let my children or grandchildren use it (If I have them) #GoogleCN
– @clowwindy The wings of some birds are too pretty; to lock them in a cage to enjoy them is evil #GoogleCN
– @miyafan Now begin doing two tasks 1. Quickly use Google to search censored material 2. study how to scale the wall #GoogleCN
– @aiww Long live Fanfou, long live Google #GoogleCN
– @zz4040 Google is a real man #GoogleCN - @laoxipi Netease translated the Google blog’s statement and it’s already been harmonized #GoogleCN [The Chinese version is available on Netease as of this posting here H/t @davesgonechina.]
– @Fenng Ten years online has turned me from an optimist into a pessimist #GoogleCN
– @xuxiaoxuxiao Respect Google for: 1 Doing what you should, even if it’s not easy 2. Protecting your heart and your clients
– @lysosome On campus discussion forums Google tag has been removed #GoogleCN
– @mranti Withdrawal of Google means: 1 Scaling the wall is now an essential tool 2 Techies, you should immigrate. Really #GoogleCN
– @secretaryzhang Dept of Truth orders that news about Google’s withdrawal must come from Xinhua or People’s Daily; must not be recommended on front page; and comments or interactive sections must be closed - @fqx Google should publicize the GFW blacklist, or at least leak it to wikileaks.
– @kensenjiha Let me guess the formal name of the GFW: People’s Great Firewall.
– @huyong Yang Huanning, the Deputy Minister of Public Security said: We coordinate two large games, domestic and international, and master two battlefields: online and offline…. Wang Chen, ...
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24 Responses to “It’s Not Google that’s Withdrawing from China; It’s China that’s Withdrawing from the World” (Updated with Photos)

  1. [...] in China, has been glowing with people’s comments on the issue (check out China Digital Times collection of interesting tweets).  Of course, the government here seems to be blocking information of the announcement left and [...]

  2. [...] It’s Not Google that’s Withdrawing from China; It’s China that’s Withdrawing from the World – China Digital Times [...]

  3. [...] Flere af indlæggene bliver oversat fra kinesisk på China Digital Times. [...]

  4. [...] China Digital Times har en tråd på Twitter. Og på deres hjemmeside har de også oversat enkelte tweets fra kinesisk. [...]

  5. [...] Google que se aleja de China, es China que se está alejando del mundo — 春夏之交 (vía China Digital Times) Leer más: Censura, China, Google, Libertad de expresión Enviar a Twitter Compartir en [...]

  6. [...] messages from within and around China using the hashtag #GoogleCN. Translated and published in the China Digital Times, the tweets generally condemn the Chinese government for forcing Google’s [...]

  7. [...]  As one Tweeter put it, it’s not Google withdrawing from China.  It’s China withdrawing from the world. To me, that means Google is finally, thankfully, just doing the right thing. [...]

  8. [...] China Digital Times has collected and translated tweets about the decision, including this one: – @hecaitou: After Google leaves China, the world’s top three websites on Alexa —Google, Facebook and Youtube are all blocked in China. This is not an issue of Google abandoning China, but one of China abandoning the world. #googlecn [...]

  9. [...] No es Google que se aleja de China, es China que se está alejando del mundo — 春夏之交 (vía China Digital Times) [...]

  10. [...] can also find the translations of Chinese Tweets on it, “It’s not Google that’s withdrawing from China, it’s China that’s withdrawing [...]

  11. [...] Osnos) Google China Employees in Limbo (WSJ) Couple’s Counseling, Perhaps? (Bendi Laowai) Twitter Responses to Google Leaving China (CDT) Google Puts its Foot Down (RConversation) Google Awakes to the China Reality (Found in China) [...]

  12. [...] The China Digital Times collected the response from Chinese users on Twitter. Unspurprisingly, the comments are broadly supportive of Google. A taste of the comments they gathered and translated: [...]

  13. [...] Muchos creemos que no es Google quien se está alejando de China, sino China quien se está alejando del mundo. [...]

  14. [...] | 1.13.2010: The China Digital Times has translated some selected tweets from Chinese into English. Some of them indicate that Google is now being [...]

  15. [...] Chinese Twitterers’ reax, on China Digital Times [...]

  16. Zhang Bao says:

    Google shouldn’t be the only business pulling out of China!

    How many business invested into China, and still the Communist Party cracked down on human rights….

    The truth is, the Communist Party isn’t NEEDED in China… and they don’t want the Chinese knowing it!

  17. [...] cenzura oficialităţilor şi-au exprimat nemulţumirea faţă de decizia Google, după cum arată China Digital Times. “Nu Google se retrage din China, ci China se retrage din lume”, “Dacă în [...]

  18. [...] vi”-statement. Att Google lämnar Kina kommer inte förändra deras censur-policy. Som en kinesisk twittrare uttryckte sig: “Det är inte Google som lämnar Kina, det är Kina som lämnar [...]

  19. [...] definen en pocas palabras la situación No es Google, es China via China Digital Times GD Star [...]

  20. [...] brought flowers to Google China’s headquarters in Beijing.   Salon.com comments, “According to a tweet from “jason5ng32,” the action caught the attention of security forces, who promptly coined a new phrase: [...]

  21. [...] Sie scheinen ganz überwiegend auf Seiten Googles und nicht ihrer Regierung zu stehen, wie ein Meinungsbild aus der chinesischen Twittersphäre zeigt: “Nicht Google wendet sich von China ab, [...]

  22. [...] seem to have a sense of where this is headed.  A number of Chinese Twitter users have been unsually vocal on tweets. One Twitter user writes: “It’s not Google that’s withdrawing from China, [...]

  23. [...] China Digital Times translates Chinese language Twitter response to the news. [...]

  24. [...] tweet reactions around the hashtag #Googlecn. China Digital Times has translated some of them here:  @qhgy RT @Lyooooo: If Google leaves I won’t use Baidu or let my children or grandchildren use it [...]