By now, you may have all heard or read about Google’s new approach to China. What we don’t know is what would other search engines in China will do?
In the editorial of one of the most widely read newspaper Apple Daily in Hong Kong “蘋論：好馬．聰明馬．草泥馬 – 李怡 – 2010年03月24日“, one sentence got my attention.
“此外，北京高官透露，中國已私下和微軟達成共識，只要微軟的搜索引擎 Bing遵守中國法律，中國將會扶持 Bing取代谷歌在中國的地位。”
Here is my English translation,
Furthermore, according to a senior Beijing government official, Chinese government has privately reached a consensus with Microsoft. As long as Microsoft’s search engine Bing abides by Chinese law, China will support Bing to replace Google in China.
If the above editorial report is correct, it shows Microsoft is willing to do anything for a few bucks. Borrowing the sentiment of the author of the Apple Daily editorial 蘋論, I want to say “草泥馬 “Grass Mud Horse”” to Microsoft.
P.S. For those that can read Chinese, I’ve reposted the full Apple Daily editorial at the bottom of this post.