Your NPR news source

Google's Battle with China Censorship

SHARE Google's Battle with China Censorship
Google's Battle with China Censorship

2006, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, Kaifu Lee, Vice President of Google China, and Johnny Chou, President of Google China, unveil the Chinese-language Google brand name in Beijing. (AP)

Google has threatened to shut down its Chinese language search engine, The company says it refuses to comply with Chinese censorship requirements.

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “…those who disrupt the free flow of information in our society, or in any other, pose a threat to our economy, our government and our civil society.”

Ted Fishman is the author of China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Ted says the Chinese believe the U.S. is simply appropriating Google's commercial problems and using them for its own geopolitical aims…

More From This Show