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Google’s new approach to China

Google had just taken what we believe is a huge step forward for the web, and the world

We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down, and potentially our offices in China

This is a hugely important step, and a courageous one by Google, who really are willing to put their money where their mouth is.

The full story is well worth reading.

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Thoroughly enjoyed Web Directions — met some great people, heard some inspiring presenters and added a whole bunch of things to my to-do list.

Joel Roberts Web Developer