• http://www.examiner.com/x-19673-Michelle-Obama-Examiner Clifford Bryan

    Industrial espionage is a fairly common practice in China. The U.S. government does its fair share also. Given that Google’s SVP-David Drummond is a lawyer, his statement was just rhetoric, designed to apply as much pressure as possible on the Chinese government. I don’t think it’s a matter of saving face. Besides, there are no words in Chinese for \yes\ or \no\. This is classic Yin and Yang.

  • Winooski

    “Given that the Chinese aren’t going to back down, how might Google remain in China and still save face in the West?”

    Stop doing biz in China as “Google”, then start doing biz there as, say, “Not Google”. Seriously. (Well, not the actualy name, but the concept.) They could have their cake and eat it, too: Tell the world that they took a principled stand and ceased to offer Google services there, then offer China identical services with a different brand name.