I recently read an article about Yahoo, Google, Cisco, and Microsoft, and their business in China. Congress called their actions despicable because they are complying with their laws and allowing information to be blocked and censored. The companies are all trying to get a hold in China because it is an "internet gold mine" and they could get a lot of business and money from them. But they have to comply with the Chinese laws to be able to stay there...which means censorship. So here is the question.....
Do they stay out of China because it goes against the U.S. values of the free flow of information? Or do they try to stay because it is good for business?
It seems like an easy answer, but as a leader in that company, would it really be that easy? They could make a lot of money in China.
In my opinion, those companies make enough money without China. They aren't going to go under if they don't have that business. So even though they may not get as much money as they would like, is it really worth giving up something that is suppposed to be so highly valued in our country?
what do you think?