Google in China
No company should be forced to operate under government threat to its core values or to the rights and safety of its users.
Google has taken a bold stand by saying that it would stop cooperating with China’s online censorship and may pull out of the country entirely. Google had many reasons to reconsider its presence, but the discovery that it was a victim of a cyberattack aimed at Chinese human rights activists added a powerful one. There are limits to the price an American company should be willing to pay for access to 300 million Web users.