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Google and China: GNI statement and a round-up of coverage

The Global Network Initiative put up a statement today in response to Google’s decision to reevaluate its ability to do business in China.  The statement says in part:

Google’s decision to reconsider its business in China is an indication of the tough choices information and communications technology companies face around the world where respect for human rights is at risk. The Global Network Initiative provides principles, guidelines and support to help companies think through these choices and make decisions that protect freedom of expression and privacy for hundreds of millions of Internet users around the world.

For a good round-up of responses from NGOs and initial news coverage, check here. To see how some Chinese Internet users have reacted, check the translations here and here.