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Google China Censorship Talks to Yield Results ‘Soon’

Bloomberg – “Google Inc., in talks with China after saying it will stop censoring Internet search results there, said the discussions will yield results soon. “We decided not to publicize our dealings with China,” Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said today at a media conference in Abu Dhabi. “We’re in active talks with the Chinese government and we have no specific timetable, but something will happen soon.”

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U.S. weighing China Internet censorship case

Reuters – “The United States is studying whether it can legally challenge Chinese Internet restrictions that hurt Google and other U.S. companies operating in China, but direct talks with Beijing might yield faster results, the top U.S. trade official said on Tuesday. “We are still dialoguing not just with Google, but with other Internet providers, to make sure we fully understand what is happening in China,” U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in remarks at the National Press Club.”

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Parents get power to turn off web games

China Daily – “Parents in China can pull the plug on their kids’ online gaming by asking game operators to end services for minors, according to a program launched over the weekend by the culture ministry and six major online gaming companies.”

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Battling the Information Barbarians

WSJ – “China often views the ideas of foreigners, from missionaries in the 17th century to 21st-century Internet entrepreneurs, as subversive imports. The tumultuous history behind the clash with Google.”

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China Is Center of World on 1602 Map Shown in D.C.

Bloomberg – “In December, Deanna Marcum of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. got a call with an offer that was too good to refuse: a chance to exhibit a 400-year-old complete map of the world, the first China had seen.”

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China Paints Google Issue as Not Political

NYT – “The Chinese government is taking a cautious approach to the dispute with Google, treating the conflict as a business dispute that requires commercial negotiations and not a political matter that could affect relations with the United States.”

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Google Apologizes to Chinese Authors

NYT – “Google has agreed to hand over a list of books by Chinese authors that it has scanned in recent years, company executives said on Monday, in an apparent effort to placate writers who say their works were digitized without their permission.”

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China to require Internet domain name registration

Reuters – “China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a “whitelist” of approved websites that could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers.”

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It’s tricky for wikis and online encyclopedias in China

CNN – “It’s been a year since China’s government lifted its ban on the Chinese version of U.S.-based Wikipedia yet it remains unclear whether Wikipedia has gained any share of the country’s massive Internet readership.”

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China’s website clampdown

Guardian – “News websites in China have begun requiring new users to register their true identities before allowing them to post comments – a move rejected by internet companies and users in the past.”

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