Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Testifying before the Congressional - Executive Commission on China
This afternoon I’m testifying before the Congressional - Executive Commission on China on our new approach in China and what led to it.
As we’ve said, figuring out how to make good on Google’s promise to stop censoring search on Google.cn has been hard. We want as many people in the world as possible to have access to our services, including our users in China, yet the Chinese government has been crystal clear throughout our discussions that self-censorship is a non-negotiable legal requirement. We believe our new approach of providing uncensored search in simplified Chinese from Google.com.hk is a sensible solution to the challenges we've faced.
I look forward to discussing this, as well as the impact censorship has on Internet users around the world, with members of the committee. You can read my written testimony here.