Malcolm Moore in Shanghai and Peter Foster
Wednesday , January 13th, 2010
Google, the internet search engine, has said it is ready to close down its business and quit China because of the country’s increasing censorship.
In a head-to-head confrontation with the Chinese government, the company said that it will pull out of the country unless it is allowed to provide a totally uncensored service.
After the announcement, Google’s China website immediately began to offer reports and images of the Tiananmen Square massacre and other highly sensitive events that Beijing has suppressed for decades.
The surprise move was accompanied by a signal from Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of State, that she was preparing to throw her weight behind a campaign against China’s lack of free speech.
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