The Voice of China Bloggers

The China Digital Times translates, and links, to some thoughts from those really affected by the decision:

From Zhengweekly blog (?周刊?外):

This sentence which appears under the search result makes me feel slightly feel comforted: “In order to operate from China, we have removed some content from the search results available on, in response to local law, regulation or policy.” At least they did not try to cheat ……

And, the non-castrated version of Google still can be visited. The Google company statement is understandable and can be accepted: “While removing search results is inconsistent with Google’s mission, providing no information (or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no information) is more inconsistent with our mission.

From Cathayan’s Blog on the 27th Floor:

I also think that our own matters must not depend on others, whether individuals or companies. What belongs to us we can only go fight to get by ourselves…Google is apparently still caught in the conflict between idealism and reality, and has not finally decided its behavior,


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