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Google, like the dissidents of China, and their supporters outside of China, is speaking only for a minority of people. It is speaking for only one-third of Internet users. No people in the world are 100% satisfied with their government or their leaders. However, given that only 6% of the Chinese would want to emigrate to America permanently, it would strongly indicate that more Chinese are satisfied with their government than Americans are.

As inconceivable as it may sound to Americans, the majority of the Chinese people are not interested in democracy or the freedoms that are being advocated for them. This has nothing to do with the government, but instead Chinese culture, which predates American ideals and culture by thousands of years.

Chinese culture is much more ingrained in Chinese society than is imaginable. To expect the Chinese people to eschew centuries of culture and lifestyles that have served their needs is as ridiculous as Google thinking that it can change Chinese perceptions by pulling out of a market of which it holds only 33%.

Google tried to change China by using what has turned out to be a a "BB Gun." Now that Google is investigating its own employees, it could be that the "BB" has ricocheted and will do more harm to Google than Beijing. A responsible corporation, as well as people, should always make sure that their hands are clean before making accusations.
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Doc is semi-retired, currently living, working and investing in China. Background in medicine (trauma), business and education. Neither a progressive or a conservative; more of a centrist/libertarian who is a strong proponent of personal (more...)
 

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