China yesterday called Google’s plan to defy government censorship rules “unfriendly and irresponsible.”interesting.. he he. What does China call information/mind control, needed & justified?
“China wants to be the leading place for research and development. They’d like to have tech companies here but they don’t want the content involvement. But you can’t separate the two.”Excellent point. China wants technical progress, but they want to do 'their' way.. simply not realistic (and IMO highly egotistic).
The resolution of the dispute with Google rests on the company, not the government, Li Yizhong, minister of industry and information technology, said on March 12. “If one company violates the Chinese law and is unfriendly and irresponsible, that’s unwanted and means the company doesn’t merit its world class status.”Non-sense. Who gave China the right to 'award' world-class status?
China may have 840 million Internet users, or 61 percent of the population, by 2013, according to EMarketer Inc. in New York. The country had 384 million at the end of last year, according to government data.Interesting.. which means China will have a lot of unhappy & deprived Internet citizens.. which means China could be on a brink of an internal information renaissance :)
"Cyberattacks are an unfortunate way of life," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said.Right.. IMO it's just really 'good business' for Microsoft, at the expense of Internet freedom.