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SFT Welcomes Google's Admission of Compromise Over China Demand

Google has admitted for the first time that it compromised its principles when it entered the Chinese market and agreed to toe Beijing's strict line on censorship. Speaking in Washington, Sergey Brin, Google's cofounder, said the company had adopted "a set of rules that weren"t comfortable with". Google's decision to launch its Chinese site, last year met with a barrage of criticism when it emerged that search results for politcally sensitive topics such as Tibet issue, Dalai Lama, the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre would be censored and filtered out. The pact made between Google and China's leaders let to the internet company being branded "a megaphone for the Communist propaganda" at a US Congressional hearing called after the move.

Mr. Tenzin Dorjee of SFT welcomes Google's admission that it compromised its principle and urges Google to do the right thing. He slams Google that it compromised freedom for business and adds that it is forced to admit its mistake because it is not making enough money with the new search engine. (6

The Times of London, UPI, AP, and interview with Mr. Tenzin Dorjee, SFT spokesman