I’m enjoying some of the early comment on Google’s announcement that it no longer intends to censor google.cn. When Google first went into China back in 2006, I predicted that both Chinese-sponsored cybercrime and user privacy were likely to feature in future twists in the tale of Google in China. The company appears to be performing much better than the subtext of this piece implied it would. So hats off, I guess.
One thing I’d like to know is what’s happened to Google’s 2.4% stake in Baidu – the search engine with majority market share in China – in the intervening years since I wrote this piece. Answers sent over https to my gmail account, please!