Posted by Karl Denninger
“Google has violated its written promise it made when entering the Chinese market by stopping filtering its searching service and blaming China in insinuation for alleged hacker attacks,” said the official.
How about some facts?
Google has no obligation to filter anything provided by a server or facility outside of mainland China. So stick your complaint up your butt, “Mr. Official.”
Second, the attacks were traced to universities with ties to China’s military. If you don’t like that, how about if your country stops stealing literally anything that is not nailed down when it comes to intellectual property, and most things that are!
“This is totally wrong. We’re uncompromisingly opposed to the politicization of commercial issues, and express our discontent and indignation to Google for its unreasonable accusations and conducts,” the official said.
That’s right, it’s “unreasonable” that one should be able to see search results that mention things that your government doesn’t like. Such as, for example, Falun Gong and the Dalai Lama.
“Foreign companies must abide by Chinese laws and regulations when they operate in China, ” the official said.
But Google isn’t operating those machines in China! They’re operating them in Hong Kong, remember?
Oh wait – now China gets to find out what the price is of having Hong Kong there playing “special world financial center” while they prattle on about communism in the rest of the nation. We can add Macau to that “special” status, of course, since it’s a gambling mecca. These things don’t really go well with communism but when you have a command economy and simply shoot anyone that disagrees with you all sorts of odd (and wild) distortions become possible.
But, as the Chinese leadership is discovering, such games when exploited for your own purposes (such as rigging international trade) can blow up in your face when used against you – as just happened.
Ps: To that “official” – blow it out your ass. We Americans are really getting tired of your cheap Chinese crap and even more tired of your outrageous acts of intellectual property and military theft.