At FT Chinese, CMP fellow Chang Ping writes about the impact inside China of Google’s departure from the mainland, focusing on recent comments made by key figures in China’s IT sector.
The signal fire of Google’s departure from mainland China is still burning strong, and there are now un-harmonious voices emerging from the mainland IT sector. At the IT Leaders Forum held recently in the city of Shenzhen, Ma Huateng (马化腾), Wang Zhidong (王志东), Ding Jian (丁健), Wang Weijia (王维嘉) and other industry leaders all expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s censorship of the Internet. Wang Zhidong and Ding Jian even proposed the creation in Shenzhen of a special Internet zone . . .