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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