Google kowtows to China | The Register

Google kowtows to China | The Register

Google has been basking in good publicity from refusing US government demands to hand over search results but in China it is happy to create a search engine based on government specifications.

Google will offer a censored version of its search engine running on servers in China. It will remove results on "sensitive" topics like human rights and Tibet. The decision would not seem so bad coming from another company but Google used to pride itself on the morality of its business strategy and devotion to free speech.


This is not the first time Google has kowtowed to government. This blog points out that Google Germany blocks access to a body modification (think extreme piercing) website in response to a request from the German government.

In other repressive bastards news Iran is blocking access to the BBC's Persian service for the first time - more details here.®

Check this out... Go to and compare it with !!! About Tianamen Square
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 was a series of demonstrations led by students, intellectuals and labour activists in the People's Republic of China between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989. The resulting crackdown on the protestors by the PRC government left many civilians dead, the figure ranging from 200-300 (PRC government figures), to 2,000-3,000 (Chinese student associations and Chinese Red Cross figures)
-Wikipedia: Tianamen Square Well.. Hmmm... Now dont you love the freedom you have???