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Google in China: How Ugly Is It Going To Get?

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In my last post about Huawei, I mentioned that the government here had a “hard-on” for Google. Let me explain. Google has had one problem after another over the past couple of years, even before it decided to pull out of the mainland search market because of China’s Net censorship rules. From fights with advertisers…

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Letao Sues Google for Unfair Competition

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Who: Letao vs. Google. Where: a Beijing court. What: litigation using an unfair competition theory, involving Internet keywords and China’s advertising law. Excellent.

Will China Retaliate Against U.S. Because of Google Pullout?

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Since there is quite an overlap between the post I wrote earlier today for China/Divide and the subject matter I usually cover in this blog, I thought a little cross-posting was in order today. For anyone who reads both blogs — sorry about the repetition. First, though, a quick prefatory remark. During the Google “incident,”…

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Google & CSR – A Shareholder’s Perspective

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I’m still fighting an uphill battle trying to get through all the Google-related news. I decided to just comment on particularly interesting or annoying items as opposed to everything that comes across my desk. In that spirit, I wrote last night about GoDaddy’s exit from the .CN market. You can read that post on china/divide.…

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Google and ALS Conference Debrief

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After four days out of Beijing, I am painfully aware that work has piled up on me, not the least of which is a lot of news to read and posts to write. I am still in catch-up mode and was planning on devoting some of my free time today to doing battle with my…

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Off to Talk Google at CSR-Rule of Law Conference

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Apologies for the light posting. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I’ll be in the U.S. for a few days attending the following conference: 2010 Symposium Doing Business in Asia Without Selling Your Soul: Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Influence on the Rule of Law Here’s a link to the info page,…

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China-Google Dispute Has Become Media’s Attractive Nuisance

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It’s been all Google, all the time, at least in China IT/tech circles. With this week’s hearings in D.C. on the topic of Google and Net censorship, the media is in a bit of a frenzy at the moment. As usual, the media reaction to a hot story like this includes: 1) beat the thing…

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Google, China & the WTO: Financial Times Brings the Stupid

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At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on Internet censorship, someone in the press asked Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong about an action against the Chinese government at the World Trade Organization. Well, the press (again) has taken the bait and is talking about the possibility. The Financial Times kicks their coverage off with this…

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Google PRC Hackers: Who They Are Depends On Who You Ask

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Latest news goes against conventional wisdom: The computer attack which led Google to threaten leaving China and created a firestorm between Washington and Beijing appears to have been deployed by amateurs, according to an analysis by a U.S. technology firm. “I would say this particular botnet group was not well funded, in which case I…

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