THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!
I received an email from Students For A Free Tibet announcing that
Google closes Chinese search engine.
Here's what the email said:
On Monday, (March 22, 2010) just over two months since Google announced it would stop censoring search results in China, the company made history by replacing Google.cn with Google.hk.com.
By redirecting Internet users in mainland China (and Tibet) to its uncensored search engine in Hong Kong, Google has taken an important stand on the side of rights and freedom for all people. Read an
interview with Google's co-founder Sergey Brin on the decision. (Very interesting article.)
This is a landmark victory for freedom. It also exposes the
Chinese government as an insecure, authoritarian dictatorship
afraid to allow its own citizens to access information freely
and draw their own conclusions about the world.
As Xiao Qiang, Director of China Digital Times said it best:
"The fact that Google cannot exist in China, clearly indicates
that China's path as a rising power is going in a direction
different from what the world expected and what many Chinese
were hoping for." Read the full New York Times article here.
This important development is a big step forward in fighting
China's criminalization of information sharing. This is critical
for Tibetans who continue to be jailed for sending information
abroad. We will work to ensure that all companies recognize that
partnering with the Chinese government in the repression of
Tibetans and Chinese alike will not be tolerated by the global
BLOG FOR CHANGE by Betsy Seeton