Google’s new China logo

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They’re in Beijing this week.

Google’s chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt, whose company has been sharply criticized for complying with Chinese censorship, said on Wednesday that the company had not lobbied to change the censorship laws and, for now, had no plans to do so.

“I think it’s arrogant for us to walk into a country where we are just beginning operations and tell that country how to run itself,” Mr. Schmidt told reporters from foreign news organizations.

Now that China is (or at least seems to be) the place to go to get rich, this seems to be everyone’s attitude. “Who are we to impose our cultural beliefs on another country…?” All such complex ethical issues dissolve in front of the one god worshipped by everyone, money.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

“arrogant” huh? What a beautiful display of cultural sensitivity on the part of Mr. Schmidt. (insert sarcasm tag here). I like the new Chinese name, though. Valley song. That’s kind of pretty.

April 13, 2006 @ 6:32 am | Comment

Schmidt’s a little dribbly shit of a man. The guy oozes sleaze. What a douchebag.

April 13, 2006 @ 5:04 pm | Comment

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