Boxun news service has posted a statement “Is Google Crossing the Line?” on their site. Asking, “The question is, how far can Google or other companies go in China? ” Boxun uses Yahoo as an example to show how international companies who agree to operate by China’s rules easily violate their users’ privacy rights. About Google, they write: “After Google started to provide news service, it gives people in China a different version of Chinese news, or censors news. If we require Google to provide uncensored Chinese news in China, it is too much for Google. But Google has done too much in the USA, if you go to Google’s Chinese news main page, the contents are censored too! … Google does select all different Chinese news from VOA, BBC, or Boxun, but users will see only news that accepted by Chinese government on its main page.” The full statement is here in rough English. The Chinese version is clearer and more detailed.
Boxun statement on Google
Posted by Sophie Beach | Oct 13, 2004