It has been said that technology precedes law. When Google Inc. entered China in response to great demand by its consumer population, and the real interest in extending the information commons to new spaces where capitalism was emerging as market principle and business practice, no one could have guessed that those efforts would result in controversial backlash.
In a country where high tech business relies on an army of highly talented Web developers and designers, issues such as porn, politics, and policing pose threat to innovation and thought. China is at a crossroads.
Diplomatic intercession by U.S. Secretary of State, Clinton exhibits how Google inc.’s promotion of internet liberties reflects the fundamental beliefs of the American people. If the internet search engine company did not quite succeed a revolution over China’s present censorship rules to internet use, new dialogue was still fostered in support of free trade.
The documentary looks at Google Inc.’s empire, and the growing interest in the People’s Republic of China as a case study for capitalist transition. What comes out of future legal battles over freedom of information will have much to do with the contract of business partnership and transnational advocacy dedicated to liberal market policies.
Google China Standoff offers Insightful perspectives about the topic of information freedom and legal reform in China's command economy by Baidu director of communications, University of Beijing Professor, Hu Yong; Kaiser Kuo and CUNY Professor and Author of Googled, Ying Zhu; Ken Auletta.Google China Standoff
- ISBN 978-1-61753-222-1
- Run Time (47 Minutes)
- Copyright 2011
- Closed Captioned (CC)