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The end of Google China?

January 12, 2010

Google announced on Tuesday it may end its operations in China after it discovered that the email accounts of human rights activists had been breached.

A lengthy blog post by David Drummond, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer said that the company is no longer willing to censor search results which may lead to the closing of Google’s China operations.  Mr Drummond accused the Chinese government of ‘further limiting free speech on the web’ through its censorship and strict regulatory controls.

The announcement comes after years of conflict with the Chinese government.

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