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Chinese Writer to Baidu: ‘We Are Not in a Romantic Relationship’

WSJ – “Days after a judge shot down rival Google’s plans to create a digital library of the world’s books over copyright concerns, Chinese search giant Baidu has come under fire for its own library project. Chinese authors have slammed Baidu over its document sharing website, Baidu Wenke (called “Baidu Library” in English), saying the company rejected their demands to be compensated for downloads of unlicensed copies of their works. Baidu has since promised to remove unlicensed content from the website and apologized “to any of the authors or publishers whose feelings may have been hurt by the presence of infringing content on Baidu,” but that hasn’t stopped the onslaught of complaints.”

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Some Yahoo email accounts hacked in China, Taiwan

Reuters – “Yahoo email accounts of some journalists and activists whose work relates to China were compromised in an attack discovered this week, days after Google announced it would move its Chinese-language search services out of China due to censorship concerns. Several journalists in China and Taiwan found they were unable to access their accounts beginning March 25, among them Kathleen McLaughlin, a freelance journalist in Beijing. Her access was restored on Wednesday, she told Reuters.”

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Chinese divided over Google move

USA Today – “The professor sounds upset, the tour guide says she doesn’t care, and the taxi driver swears it’s a coverup. Google’s decision this week to close its self-censored Internet search service in mainland China was provoking diverse reactions here Thursday.”

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Google Says It’s Still Self-Censoring China Searches

Bloomberg – “Google Inc. said it’s still providing censored search services for some partners in China, after announcing this week it would begin offering unfiltered results in the country. The company needs to fulfill “existing contractual obligations as we believe it’s the responsible thing to do,” Jessica Powell, a Tokyo-based spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today. Google will phase out censored services for partners “over time,” she said.

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Google moves China search service to Hong Kong

Reuters – “Google Inc moved its China Internet search service to Hong Kong in a bid to resolve its dispute with Beijing over censored search results while keeping a foot in the world’s largest Internet market.”

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