After that lasted for some time stories recriminations and, apparently, the expectations of concessions, Google has decided to withdraw from the Chinese market. The representative of the search giant's David Drummond commented on the situation: 'We've always had a strong value of free expression and free access to information. And we decided to go into China a few years ago because we thought our being there could help to open things up there, and to help open access to information. But what I think we've seen is that the environment in China on the Internet has gotten more restrictive, not less restrictive. We just no longer in good conscience can continue to censor our results'.

The U.S. State Department has repeatedly sent to China unambiguous hints on how old the country should deal with the most powerful conductor of American democracy. For the first time "Internet Freedom" was the subject of American foreign policy. And U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Chinese authorities to investigate cyber attacks on Google. Clinton said that countries that restrict free access to information at risk 'wall itself off from the progress of the next century.

" And now Google is forced to leave the largest Internet market in the world. What do we, one giant lost differently? In my opinion, the situation is not at all unique. While Google is a global leader and dominates the search market in most countries of the world, its share in the Chinese Internet on various estimates ranging from 12.7% to 19%.

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