The Chinese are making a huge mistake in the manner that they are handling Google in China. We originally thought that China would simply ignore the issue via the well-known Oriental inscrutability, but the systematic attacks on Google systems from within China – where nothing like that happens without government sanction – are stupidly poisoning the world technology atmosphere – greatly to China’s detriment. The pendelum is shifting AGAINST China. We thought the Chinese were smarter than that.
Where China previously had only a handfull of dissidents, they are now creating millions of dissidents throughout the world. What is the sense of that? Buy goods made in China? Some people will reconsider.