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Google Chairman Voices Concerns Over New Chinese Internet Regulations

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says China needs to allow greater online freedoms if it wants to continue to grow its economy.  During a visit to Hong Kong Monday, Schmidt voiced concerns over new Chinese efforts to control online speech, including its 500 repost rule, which could mean a prison sentence for authors of messages deemed defamatory by the government.  He said freedom of speech will help the mainland avoid falling into the so-called “middle-income trap” of countries that are ...

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