Pelosi Statement on Google Announcement on China

Jan 13, 2010, 13:49 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the announcement by Google concerning its business in China:

"Google is to be commended for taking action in response to cyber attacks originating from China targeting Chinese human rights advocates, and the intellectual property and corporate data of Google and more than 30 other companies. The announcement that Google will fully review its business operations in China and will no longer tolerate censorship of its search engine should serve as an example to businesses and governments.   

"The Chinese government operates one of the most sophisticated operations in the world to control the Internet.  It is essential that technology companies not assist in efforts that violate human rights or prohibit the free exchange of ideas." 

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House