Google in China and Cyber-espionage

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When it started business in China four years ago, Google agreed to censor Internet searches on Tiananmen Square, Tibet, and Falun Gong.  Now Google says those days are over -- even if it means being kicked out of that country -- because of what it calls a "highly sophisticated" attack on its software coding and the email accounts of human rights activists. Hillary Clinton said today that, "Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation." How big is China's Internet market? Has Google's presence encouraged political activism online? Was China's government trying to steal Google's secrets? Does the US government need to strike back? We hear about human rights, intellectual property and diplomatic relations.

Credits

Guests:
Farhad Manjoo - New York Times - @fmanjoo, James Lewis - Center for Strategic and International Studies - @james_a_lewis, Guobin Yang - Associate Professor of Asian Cultures, Barnard College, Gideon Rachman - Financial Times - @gideonrachman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal