March 22, 2010
A raft of angry articles and editorials in China’s state controlled media repeated accusations of “information imperialism” against the US, branding Google’s attempts to force the Chinese government to relax censorship rules as “ridiculous”.
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“Whether (Google) leaves or not, the Chinese government will keep its internet regulation principles unchanged,” said a commentary carried by the official Xinhua news agency.
“One company’s ambition to change China’s internet rules and legal system will only prove to be ridiculous.”
The hostile media coverage comes as Chinese media reports said that Google was planning to announce that it will carry out the threat it made last January to close down its Chinese search operation unless it was allowed to operate free of controls.