Well, it’s been a great day since I just received my new Google Nexus One phone, the first “official” phone that Google has started selling as of last week. Btw, this phone is freakin’ JESUS-AWESOME, I will have a bunch of videos on that soon.
The point of this blog post is the Google’s latest move on Chinese government’s censorship. Instead of obliging to Chinese government to keep Google going in China, Google has determined that they will no longer cooperate to censor information at Google China. (Google.cn)
I think this is a great move on Google’s part, plus Google’s mission is to find “unfiltered” results for people, not “biased” or “prejudiced” information. Personally, I have to give it to Google, this is the best move they have made in a century.
I have told you about the ginseng story couple months back when Koreans decided to burn their ginseng in order to save their ginseng trade. Well, it’s the same thing here I believe, China has everything to lose if they want Google out of their country. My prediction is that China has to start upgrading their censorship policies to keep up with social demands of the world.
China is the biggest country who’s going to grow internationally through commerce and whatnot, if they keep censoring and trying to wheel the world to their will, eventually, everyone is going to start boycotting Chinese-made products. Even me, I am having doubts if China decides to go against Google.
Death Marketing Strategy, did Google read my blog posts?
These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.
The decision to review our business operations in China has been incredibly hard, and we know that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences. We want to make clear that this move was driven by our executives in the United States, without the knowledge or involvement of our employees in China who have worked incredibly hard to make Google.cn the success it is today. We are committed to working responsibly to resolve the very difficult issues raised.