"By announcing that it no longer plans to censor search results in China, even if that means it must withdraw from the country, Google is showing spine — a kind that few other companies or governments have shown toward Beijing," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof. He noted how China is increasingly devoting itself to cyberwarfare and is cracking down on Internet freedoms. Still, Kristof wrote, while the Communist Party's censorship will win in the short term in China, "in the long run, I'd put my money on Google."
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