China media accuse Google of violating promises

Reacting quickly to Google Inc.’s decision to stop censoring the Internet for China by shifting its search engine off the mainland, China is accusing the company of violating written promises.

The statement Tuesday on the official Xinhua News Agency quoted an official at the Internet bureau under the State Council Information Office as saying “Google has violated its written promise it made when entering the Chinese market by stopping filtering its searching service and blaming China in insinuation for alleged hacker attacks.”

The official continued: “This is totally wrong. We’re uncompromisingly opposed to the politicization of commercial issues, and express our discontent and indignation to Google for its unreasonable accusations and conducts.”

Associated Press