http://www.infowars.net/articles/march2008/310308Google.htmGOOG has been working to provide info to CIA, NSA, etc. Chinese government, or any other sovereign nations would likely worry about Google's sharing the info gained doing business in those countries.If Chinese is to be successful in driving Google out, then India, Brazil, or other countries might follow suit.That is probably why Google brought the US State Department into this dispute.(Just my opinion.)
It is also possible that GOOG is stealing Chinese language search algorithm, and transferring part of the technology to CIA or NSA through government contracts.
If this theory is true, then Google could reach compromise with Chinese government that it would halt its google.cn. However, it could continue to operate in China as a branding power.
You get man. Brand Power! People want it and will go to extremes to get it. It is what made GOOGLE what it is.Thank you for making this simple point.