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Google and China: something's gotta give

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A women polishes a dais before the Google global Chinese name launch on April 12, 2006 in Beijing, China. Guang Niu/Getty Images

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has acknowledged that the company is in talks with China, and expects to reach an agreement about operating there soon. Relations between the search company and the Chinese government grew tense in January, when Google revealed that it was the target of cyber attacks originating from the country. In response, the company vowed to stop censoring the Chinese version of its website, but it seems unlikely that the government will agree. What's the future of Google in China?

Guest:


Ryan Singel, staff writer for Wired.com and co-editor of the blog "Threat Level”

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