Google Inc. that shifted its Chinese website offshore to evade local censorship rules said that the U. S. and European Union Governments should push China on Web Censorship as they symbolize obstructions to business.
Google's Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond made the comments to journalists in Brussels yesterday, according to the corporation's Spokesman Scott Rubin, who substantiated a report on his statements by the Associated Press.
The Mountain View, a California-based firm, is seeking out Government support after it started redirecting consumers to its Hong Kong website to steer clear of Chinese Government conditions to censor Web questions.
The shift has cost Google share in the globe's most crowded Internet marketplace and was dubbed "totally wrong" by the Chinese Government.
According to the AP report, Drummond said that censorship, apart from being a civil rights predicament, is a trade obstacle.
He said, "The censorship, of course, is for political purposes but it is also used as a way of keeping multinational companies disadvantaged in the market".
In January, Google warned to leave the Chinese market after cyber assaults started off from the nation aimed its systems.
It said that the assaults were targeted at getting hold of proprietary data and personal information of human-rights campaigners who utilize the firm's Gmail e-mail service.
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