China: Google is ‘totally wrong' to stop censoring its results

China has responded to Google re-routing its Chinese based search services to unfiltered results based out of Hong Kong.  An official, whose name was not mentioned, who is in charge of the Internet bureau under the State Council Information Office, made several comments early on Tuesday, March 23rd about the incident.

According to Xinhuanet.com “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”.

The offical also got specific on the way that Google has gone public with its dispute saying “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”.

Google had apparently met with the Chinese government on Jan. 29 and Feb. 25 and the government "made patient and meticulous explanations on the questions Google raised (in the talks), ...telling it we would still welcome its operation and development in China if it was willing to abide by Chinese laws, while it would be its own affair if it was determined to withdraw its service,".

Because Google found that it could not morally abide by Chinese laws, it has pulled its service from the country.

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