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Google Wants WTO to Hear Case Against China

Lora Bentley

Google, China and censorship have been an ongoing theme this week. The latest wrinkle in the situation takes the whole thing up a notch.

 

BusinessWeek reported Thursday that Google is asking the U.S. to make a case before the World Trade Organization that China's Internet censorship is an unfair barrier to trade.

 

The U.S. Trade Representative "is consulting with industry organizations" to learn more about China's Internet practices, the story says. Google's deputy general counsel, Nicole Wong, says bringing the case to the WTO is "well worth consideration," because China is treating its own Internet companies better than it's treating foreign ones, which violates international trade principles.

 

And though the WTO is looking into it, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk points out, "it's really less of a trade issue and more of a freedom of information issue."

 

China, of course, maintains that the U.S. is at fault for strained relations between the two countries.


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