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China has warned Google that it must obey government rules even if it decides to exit the country. On Tuesday, Reuters reports, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce said that among other things, Google must report to the ministry if it intends to shutter its Chinese operations. As it stands, the ministry has not received …

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Gates Horns

With enemies like these...

Google on one side, Microsoft, Apple and the Chinese government on the other - this really is shaping up to be a battle of Good versus Evil.

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Anonymous Coward

huh?

Where's the Good?

It may be Evil A versus Evil B, while Evil C and Evil D may profit out of it

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Anonymous Coward

yes but..

which is which?

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Unhappy

Business and politics.

There is never a "good" choice. Merely a series of options to choose the "lesser of all evils," and have the most evil one win anyway.

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Accounting 101

"It will not change the fact that most foreign companies, U.S. ones included, have a good business in China and generate large profits."

But at what expense?

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Ask Apple

You may want to read what it says on the back of all iPhones - made in China.

Methinks they're not doing too badly, also with keeping things secure there..

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Surely google must know they cannot win.

China simply doesn't need google. The company does not provide any "must haves".

If google leaves, the condition was surely a cover. Google knew china would not change for them.

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Proof

"It will not change the fact that most foreign companies, U.S. ones included, have a good business in China and generate large profits."

Proof if ever there was doubt, that China is not communist, socialist or any sort of left wing anything. Plutocratic Capitalism with state managed authoritarianism. Wonderful. Right wing _and_ right wing.

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Stop

Don't be so sure

[...]It will not change the fact that most foreign companies, U.S. ones included, have a good business in China and generate large profits.[...]

Hmm... well you guys had better keep buying those US Treasury Notes Obama and Ben are minting willy nilly then, because if China can't keep the Yuan depressed against the US Dollar they'll be much less of those large profits to go around.

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