Don't write off Google's censored China search engine

Since news broke this month that Google is developing a censored search engine for the Chinese market, the company and its chief executive, Mr Sundar Pichai, have taken heat.

Critics argue that in complying with China's "Great Firewall", the technology giant would legitimise the country's censorship regime while ignoring the ruling Chinese Communist Party's systematic human rights violations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2018, with the headline 'Don't write off Google's censored China search engine'. Print Edition | Subscribe