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2011-06-07 07:25:00

The main newspaper of China's Communist Party accused Google on Monday of being a "political tool" used to vilify the Chinese government, saying the Internet search giant had falsely accused China of a computer hack. "Google's accusations against China are fictitious and have ulterior motives and sinister intentions," read the foreign edition of the People's Daily, the leading newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party. The paper charged Google with attempting to heighten tensions between...

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2010-03-24 09:30:00

China has responded to Google's Monday decision to offer uncensored content to more than 300-million Internet users in the country by instituting their own measures to block search results on hot-button issues such as the pro-democracy movement, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. The search engine giant announced on Monday that they were going to cease filtering content in China and redirect users of their .cn website to their Hong Kong page, where there are no such censorship...

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2010-03-22 17:00:00

Google has begun to offer uncensored, unfiltered content to users in China, the company's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond announced on the company's official blog today. The move comes in response to a January 12 cyber attack which targeted Google properties, including the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. "These attacks and the surveillance they uncovered--combined with attempts over the last year to further limit free...

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2010-01-22 07:10:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China to investigate the recent cyberattacks on Google and other U.S. firms, and urged U.S. technology companies to oppose Internet censorship. "The internet is a network that magnifies the power and potential of all others. And that's why we believe it's critical that its users are assured certain basic freedoms. Freedom of expression is first among them," said Secretary Clinton on Thursday at the Newseum. Without specifically mentioning China,...

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2010-01-14 12:50:00

Recent cyber attacks aimed at Chinese human rights activists have led Google to defy Chinese Internet censors and risk banishment from the lucrative Chinese market, Reuters reported. In a move that has shocked investors and analysts, Google's announcement that it may quit China carries with it broader implications for other U.S. technology and media companies that have placed big bets on business in the country. Analysts estimate that China accounts for only a fraction of Google's current...

2010-01-13 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the announcement by Google concerning its business in China: "Google is to be commended for taking action in response to cyber attacks originating from China targeting Chinese human rights advocates, and the intellectual property and corporate data of Google and more than 30 other companies. The announcement that Google will fully review its business operations in China and will no...

2009-02-25 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- T. Kumar, Amnesty International USA advocacy director for Asia and the Pacific, made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of State's findings on China in its annual report on human rights around the world: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "Amnesty International applauds the U.S. State Department's candid review of the worsening human rights situation in China, a concern the organization has...

2008-10-23 09:00:13

Chinese political activist Hu Jia won the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the parliament announced Thursday. "By awarding the Sakharov Prize to Hu Jia, the European Parliament firmly and resolutely acknowledges the daily struggle for freedom of all Chinese human rights defenders," European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering said in a news release issued from Strasbourg, France. Hu, a prominent human rights activist and Chinese dissident, has spoken out on...

2008-09-18 12:00:19

Text of Paris-based media freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontieres press release on 17 September Reporters Without Borders discovered today that access to its main website (http://www.rsf.org) has again been blocked within China. The site had been accessible since 1 August, a week before the start of the Olympic Games. "Our website was accessible for just over a month in China," the press freedom organization said. "The freedom allowed to Chinese internet users for the Beijing...


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