Chinese media blames Google of breaching trust

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Chinese media blames Google breaching trust
Beijing, Mar 23: China's state-run Xinhua news agency has levelled fresh accusation on Google, stating that the internet giant has violated its promise to abide by Chinese law.

In a signed commentary, the state-run media said that when Google entered into the Chinese market, it had promised to filter its search engine for 'harmful content', in accordance with the law.

"Now Google suddenly wants to break its promise, and if it's not satisfied it will criticise China for a worsening of the investment environment," Xinhua said.

"This is entirely unreasonable. What has changed is not China's investment environment. It is Google itself."

Two months ago Google had announced that it would no longer abide by the Beijing's censorship rules, adding that it was willing to shut down its Google.cn site, if necessary.

Since then some Chinese Internet users and state media are calling for the company to pull out of the country.

Though rumors are on that Google may pull out of China, or at least shut down its Chinese search engine, no formal statemnt on the issue has been announced by the company.

The outpouring of angry comments against Google, despite its popularity among the educated Chinese, showed that the government has managed to use state-run media and websites to include the recent disputes with Washington to fuel anger against the company.

"Get the hell out," wrote one user on the website of the nationalist tabloid.

"Ha ha, I'm going to buy firecrackers to celebrate!" wrote another user, in expecting of a confirmation of the company's departure.

Meanwhile, Google has already stopped censoring the search results in China on Monday, Mar 22, as per the decision announced by it on Jan 2010.

The company has redirected the Chinese users of its Google.cn site to an uncensored site in Hong Kong.

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