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So here’s the quote I want to share today:

“But I’d rather be working for paychecks than waiting to win the lottery”
– First Day of My Life by the Bright Eyes

Perfect quote I thought for the current situation with Google.cn provided by one of my favorite songs.

As I’m sure you guys have all heard, Google has stopped censoring its search engine in China, against the government’s wishes,and have decided to pull Google.cn and redirect mainland China to Google.hk (Google in Hong Kong).

Personally, I feel that Google’s decision is very juvenile, and shows no respect for the Chinese policies. Although Google has every right to pull out of China, the reasoning behind this decision was wrong. The company was wrong to criticize the Chinese Communist ways and their rules. To publicly humiliate the Chinese internationally in such a manner seems just rude. I understand that Google wants netizens on the mainland to have access to censored sites, but that’s not respecting the rules that the government has set in. Google should’ve been ready to follow the Chinese rules when they marched in.

Apart from the whole rudeness of the situation, I believe that Google has lost a huge profit over time. Microsoft entered China several year ago, and although at first sales were slow, China is now the second biggest profit that Microsoft gains from every year. Unlike Google, Microsoft had waited patiently, and slowly rose up in the Chinese market as the people started to warm up to it. Google’s loss!

I think this ties in with the quote again: be patient and work to make things happen instead of just waiting for them to happen by themselves!

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