600-610 open on Tuesday
shorts are dead meat
bidu will crash
>>Google is not leaving China. However, China will censor Google is Google doesn't do it on its own>>>>
google not self-censoring would mean google would not be able to include "notification to Chinese users whenever search results have been removed" which "distinguishes their service in China" (from their blog).
That feature, notifying users that their results are being censored, is arguably the only redeeming quality in Google's 'collaboration' with the censors. Not having that distinction means going backwards.
google's china statement from Jan 12, 2010
Google's China statement from 2006, that they hyperlink to in their 2010 statement:
Don't confuse money with power politics. The only way Google will remain in China is if it blinks and cuts a deal with China. Otherwise they are gone. One or the other must back down, and it is not going to be China.
another fallacy. Google denies having unfiltered the results. They are still self-censoring and operating "within the law".
from the article, Clearing Up Confusion on Google and China, fri am,:
After Tuesday’s announcement, Web users ran amok on Google.cn, looking up sensitive terms such as “Tiananmen 1989,” “tank man,” and even “sensitive words.” But many have been disappointed with the results, as searches for these terms still turned up the familiar disclaimer that “in accordance with local laws and regulations, a portion of the search results are not displayed.”
Google says that it hasn’t yet started to remove content filters on Google.cn, a process that could take weeks.
How to explain the images of tank man and links to sites about the Dalai Lama found via Google.cn? Many of the searches yielding fruitful results appear to have been conducted in English, a trick that often turns up fuller results on Google.cn than a search for the same term in Chinese. (To see what we mean, compare these Google.cn results for “Dalai Lama” in English and Chinese).
The China story and Nexus have been overblown. Google is not going to leave China and Nexus sales will first start in US and Europe and you can bet there will be millions going after the newest gadget on the market (I plan to stay with my I phone) so thanks for the Google shares at a discount. As news continue to come in this weekend that Google and China are still together the share price will open up and move up sharply. After earnings, investors will see that Tech will still be the growth story in 2010 and continue to push up the Nasdaq.
Cant agree more...This is simply a dog and pony show. GOGGLE will NEVER pull out of China. Chinese can not afford to antagonize their biggest customer and their biggest debtor holding 2 trillion dollars.
The article cwtrip posted is garbage. The reporter should be fired. It's a laughably inept re-wording of a reuters article.
On Friday, many chinese language sources were publishing that Google had in fact closed their offices and was even holding a farewell lunch on Friday with employees. This is what google is denying.They are also denying that they have yet unfiltered google.cn. That's all.
Google.cn will pullout -- it's a near certainty. It just will not happen until they do it the right way, which is diplomatically. They will, as they said, attempt to hold negotiations. This is a mere formality. At this time, there's barely a chance that China will give up censoring the internet. Actually, realistically, there's zero chance of this happening in the forseeable future.
Anyone who peddles you anything different is woefully ignorant and/or trying to mislead.
The only way Google would cenoceivably not shut down google.cn is if they weasled out of their official new stance on China. I would not bet on that happening.