China Mourns Google

Though Google has not yet made good with their ultimatum, the sadness of China’s Internet users is apparent in the large illegal showing of sadness and dedication in the form of lit candles and flowers, sometimes with notes, one that read “Google – a real man” strewn around the Google sign at its’ Beijing headquarters at the Tsinghua Science Park.

Why is it illegal? Because signs of dissent in China are not tolerated and science park security have decreed it the act as the ‘illegal flower donation”, much to the dismay of citizens who sent Twitter in a flurry (even though Twitter is blocked by China) with messages like ‘illegal’ and ‘flower donation’ together in one phrase, we live in an era of truly distorted values”.

Distorted is one way of putting it.


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