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Google Plays Hardball With Chinese Government

The company says it may stop doing business in the world's largest country

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January 15, 2010 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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Google is standing by its threat to shut down operations in China after what it says were attempts by the Chinese government to hack into e-mail accounts of human rights activists hosted on the company’s G-Mail servers. Victor Shih, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, discusses how the Chinese government may react to Google's threats.

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