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Opinion: Leaving China is Google's only choice

3/13/2010 06:00 PM EST
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PeterShi
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PeterShi   3/17/2010 5:46:36 PM
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"Google just don't want to pour money into this side product www.google.cn which is not making money." Not true. Google is profitable in www.google.cn, though small.

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idealgas   3/17/2010 1:32:47 AM
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None of the Media sources have explained that the one google is planning to withraw from China's market is www.google.cn which is a search engine for Chinese language. Same thing happened in Korea and Japan that the google serach engine for local language was not successful in business. Google just don't want to pour money into this side product www.google.cn which is not making money. Google just uses the politics as an exute to avoid admitting the failure in business.

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solarguy   3/16/2010 9:02:07 PM
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I was in Shanghai last week for work trying to do some market research using Google. In most of my searches >50% of the results were blocked. I can't see how Google could be very useful in China when 50% of the content is not available. Not to mention the number of times my browser locked up and had to be restarted. Might as well close down the shop and focus on a different market.

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nunyaaaaa   3/16/2010 7:46:29 PM
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Yeah, and Baidu just sounds like gibberish in English. What's your point?

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cigar   3/16/2010 6:55:58 PM
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I support you,Google. even if I live in china I also hate the chinese government to restrict people to contact some information what is be deemed as threaten their base. so,I realy want to know when is the time we can get information freely in china.

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jeryxin   3/16/2010 6:10:42 AM
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Google is looser, beaten by Baidu in China.An excellent excuse for business failing. Google sounds like pronunciation of "groin" in Chinese langauge. Besides, google's chinese name "'goo'ger" means bone in Chinese. urgely

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flemingo   3/15/2010 9:05:35 PM
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Haaa, Google is a cowboy in a Howlywood movie, but Chinese don't buy the cowboy.

Gopal Miglani
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Gopal Miglani   3/15/2010 7:56:58 PM
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Western companies have been jumping offf the Chinese Wall like lemmings. We've been giving away our technology in exchange for promises and permissions to do business in China. That is like eating your seeds because there may be a drought in the future. We're driven by short term profits instead of long term corporate sustainablity. Due to a lack of coherent industrial policy in the West, China, Inc. is able to play various Western technology companies against each other to its advantages. China needs the West more than the other way around. Its time for more companies like Google to take a principled and long term stand.

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Nikto   3/15/2010 6:52:19 PM
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An Engineer won't work for $12k/annum in US, but will somewhere else. It's illegal to pay 0.1$/hr in US, but it's OK in some other places. It's OK to censor in China but it's not somewhere else. All Google would have to do is to pretend that it's OK. But then they would be making an immoral, hypocritical compromise: violate human rights in view of profits. Some do and still sleep well. Google apparently refuses. Itâ??s a rare choice these days, isnâ??t it? Google, drop of the hat! You are my Heroes, truly!

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