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Elsewhere in FPBland – Mark Dillen on Google vs. China

Over in his blog on Public Diplomacy, fellow FPA minion Mark Dillen has an excellent piece on the Great Google-China Grudge Match. He remarks how similar the rhetoric is to the Bad Old Days:

Among the fascinating and disturbing aspects to this commentary is the way it resembles the rhetoric of the Cold War era, in which a nefarious and “hegemonistic” Washington is depicted as acting in lock step with American corporate interests.  The State Department and Google team up to “meddle” in Chinese affairs and monopolize China’s “cyberspace.”  The Chinese people are told to be indignant.

Another interesting take. Check it out.