Google’s new approach to China

When I read Google’s blog posting entitled “A new approach to China,” I thought of the famous “Tank Man” image — the 1989 photo of a single man standing up to four tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

While Google is much larger than a single man, it still doesn’t have any tanks. I swapped out a Google map marker and came up with this image.

Google's new approach to China

China has such a huge population that it seems to me that too many companies make too many concessions with the Chinese government in order to conduct business in their country. Today, Google said no more. It’s no longer going to filter and censor its search engine results — even if it means they are no longer welcome to provide services to the Chinese.