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Google chairman Schmidt's book labels China online menace: Report

Published on Feb 2, 2013 9:51 AM
 
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (front, left) talks with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (right) at a media briefing upon their arrival from North Korea at Beijing Capital International airport, on Jan 10, 2013. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that in his coming book, Mr Schmidt brands China an Internet menace that sanctions cyber crime for economic and political gain. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that in his coming book, Google chairman Eric Schmidt brands China an Internet menace that sanctions cyber crime for economic and political gain.

The New Digital Age authored by Mr Schmidt in collaboration with Mr Jared Cohen, a former US State Department adviser who now heads a Google Ideas think tank, is due for release by Random House in April.

The book looks at how the Internet impacts culture, commerce, politics and other aspects of life, while depicting China as a powerful and dangerous force in this new world, according to the Journal.

The authors called China the most prolific hacker of foreign companies and the most enthusiastic filterer of information.

 
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