From the LA Times:
Officials, predictably, insist on social control when Google balks at censorship. But China may want the company more than it’s willing to admit and could be hoping for a quiet end to the hullabaloo.
… Google isn’t any ordinary foreign business. Its presence in China represented a connection to the leading edge of the Internet, and its departure raises doubts about the Communist Party’s ability to coexist in the technological age.
March 26, 2010 12:05 PM