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China to Google: Please Exit In An Orderly Fashion

All Things D – “If Google’s (GOOG) talks with the Chinese government end at an impasse and the company shutters Google.cn and ramps down its operations in the country, it best do so properly and according to law. That’s the latest from Beijing, which continues to threaten and posture amid reports that the search giant is on the brink of closing its Chinese search engine.”

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Report: Google near certain to close China site

AP – “A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is “99.9 percent” sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled. The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company’s thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to shutter Google.cn. The newspaper did not say when the company would shut the site.”

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China Warns Google

WSJ – “A Chinese minister made the government’s strongest statement yet on Google Inc.’s future in the country, warning that the U.S. Internet company “will have to bear the consequences” if its follows through on its pledge to stop censoring its Chinese search site.”

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U.S. human rights report hits China, Iran

Reuters – “China and Iran have stepped up their abuses of human rights, targeting both anti-government activists and the free flow of information over the Internet, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. In its annual survey of human rights in 194 countries, the State Department also criticized Cuba, Myanmar, North Korea and Russia, which it faulted for killings of activists and journalists.”

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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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