China State Media Step Up Rhetoric Against Google

Kevin Voigt reports for CNN:

Chinese state media launched a fresh volley of articles attacking the “politicization” of Google after media reports suggest the Internet giant may soon officially pull out of China.

A Saturday editorial in China Daily, state media’s English-language newspaper, headlined “China Doesn’t Need a Politicized Google,” began: “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 sentiment was echoed by Xinhua news agency in a Sunday editorial: “Google, don’t politicize yourself.”

The editorials continued on Monday morning in a China Daily editorial entitled: “The biggest loser.” Beginning with “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” the editorial harkened back to colonial eras in describing Google’s threat to quit censoring its China Internet search engine.


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