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China: Google case not linked to ties with U.S.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

BEIJING (AP) -- Google's threat to pull out of China over concerns about censorship and security should not affect ties with the United States, a top Chinese official said Thursday, seeking to contain the government's dispute with the Internet giant.

The comment from Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei came just hours before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech in Washington on Internet freedom, saying that censoring news and information flows is bad for economic growth and calling for American companies to resist pressure to accept censorship.
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"The Google case should not be linked with relations between the two governments and countries; otherwise, it's an over-interpretation," He told a news conference, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
The Xinhua report did not mention censorship, instead referring to Google's "disagreements with government policies."

Google said on Jan. 12 that it will remain in China only if.......... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/21/china-google-case-not-linked-ties-us/ 

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WP: Clinton calls for Internet freedoms, inquiry into cyber attack at Google
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 21, 2010; 12:39 PM


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for unfettered access to the Internet around the globe after several incidents of online censorship and cyber attacks have presented new questions for the role of technology in diplomacy........ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/21/AR2010012101699_pf.html

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