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Google is to shutdown its China website and office?

Discussion in 'Google' started by hootoo.com, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. #1
    According to Google official blog, it is to shut down its China search website google.cn and office as well due to attacks and censorship.

    Too baddddddddddddd, I hope it's not true, :mad:
     
    hootoo.com, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  2. webcosmo

    webcosmo Notable Member

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    I am sure it was a tough call for Google. After all China is a huge market for any company, and nobody would like to give up until there is a way. May be the Chinese government doesn't want them there.
     
    webcosmo, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  3. hootoo.com

    hootoo.com Peon

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    #3
    For years, the Chinese gov. has been trying really hard to take everything under control including search results. Baidu, yahoo, bing, and google all are forced to filter out the results the gov. deemed inapproiate.

    Not long ago, google was reported by China central TV to be get porn content to the young peopel, and google removed some results.

    But this time, Google decided not to give in.:(
     
    hootoo.com, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    tattoos Notable Member Premium Member

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    Google has been cooperating with China for a long time by imposing self censorship which goes against their basic values and commitments as a company.

    Although China is a huge market, the reality is that for China to succeed internationally, the Chinese Government must be able to adapt and work with international companies.

    This is a huge call by Google, and I applaud the stand they are taking. I wish others had the balls to follow suit.

    Cheers
    James
     
    tattoos, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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  5. bogs

    bogs Active Member

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    but china is one of the largest internet user worldwide.. they have reason why they do that..
     
    bogs, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    ttruns Peon

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    I think it is not true. China is a Huge market , leave the Chinese market ,Google will Lose a lot of money !
    I love google like everybody.
     
    ttruns, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  7. lindamood1

    lindamood1 Active Member

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    i dont think so, any one had proof for that.
     
    lindamood1, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  8. takecare4ever

    takecare4ever Active Member

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    Its true!!
     
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  9. checkblog

    checkblog Peon

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    I dont think it will loose anything in Asia till it has India market. Internet major portion comes from India. If they ever losses India, they will loose Asia.
     
    checkblog, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    They are talking about pulling out due to censorship. But it hasn't happend as of yet. There are plenty of articles on it View Here and here and here etc.
     
    richos, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  11. boomer_mitra

    boomer_mitra Active Member

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    Now a days even Indian government is trying to censor google & youtube. Hope google don't go away from India.
     
    boomer_mitra, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  12. hem1234

    hem1234 Peon

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    Its really a bad news I heard. Whatever the reason is but I think the Chinese government should talk to google seriously.
     
    hem1234, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  13. midjin

    midjin Peon

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    #13
    it is change to baidu.com and another search engine to taking off the China Market Share from Google.cn
     
    midjin, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  14. live-cms_com

    live-cms_com Well-Known Member

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    #14
    A large market, yes, but they aren't valuable to advertisers. Zango for example pays $0.75 to advertise to a US person but they won't pay even $0.01 to advertise to a Chinese person.

    Here's another example. Advertisers value an American at $140, a Brazilian at $20 and a Chinese below $1.

    [​IMG]
     
    live-cms_com, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    thebashhh Peon

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    That's too bad. A great market would seem be lost by Google. I bit wondering who's behind the "attacks" on G.. Is it the China government?
     
    thebashhh, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    Well, lots of people do not buy stuff online as they are more likely to do shopping in the local supermarkets, that's why Walmart and Carrifour are so popular here.

    And, with the development of China's economy, consuper spending will account for 1/3 of China's GDP. Once the Chinese peopel get used to buy things online, it's really a huge market!!

    I doubt it, the gov. simply has to give orders, no need to attack any server.
     
    hootoo.com, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  17. markov

    markov Peon

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    Nodoubt it would be a BIG blow to Google.
    I suppose Chinese Government is strict in its rules.
     
    markov, Jan 12, 2010 IP
  18. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    thats what i was thinking too. hackers would not have any reason to go after the list of human right activists.
     
    sultanofseo, Jan 13, 2010 IP
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    #19
    ys due to spam, google is shut down in google.cn
     
    newlogo, Jan 13, 2010 IP
  20. Organs

    Organs Peon

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    China's authorities was and still is kinda prudal in "sexual" content, so that's why they require censor results, but that is against Google's belief.
    I think China needs Google and Google also needs China, so I really hope things can work out.
     
    Organs, Jan 13, 2010 IP