( The Google Doodle shown on Google.cn today — The Four Great Inventions of ancient China
simplified Chinese: 四大发明 )
Voice of statesmen on Google’s threat to pull out of China:
Nancy Pelosi applauded Google as being “an example to businesses and governments” for taking a hard stand against China’s censorship and cyber attacks.
Rep. Joe Barton (Texas), the senior Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, offered “two cheers” to Google “for deciding that making a fortune there may not be worth of cost of accepting the routine oppression that passes for governance in China.”
David Shear, the deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said that the administration will raise the issue of cyber attacks with the Chinese.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said the incident reinforces the need for a stronger national cyber security infrastructure and said the U.S. should “confront this ever growing problem aggressively and with all available means.
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, said Google’s move “bespeaks the need for China to move more quickly for human rights,” but cautioned that Google had not yet made a final decision about leaving the country.”