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China Says Goodbye to Google With Cartoons

Since Google announced that they would no longer continue to censor in China, pretty much everybody has assumed that they won't be able to remain in the country. That may turn out to be the case. I'm not going to speculate too much on the issue, because there's way more than enough being said already. 

In the midst of all that headache, I do want to point out a few humorous tributes to Google that some Chinese netizens have published online. These awesome little doodles come via China Hush and China Digital Times, and I've selected just a few of them to display here. Check them out below. I encourage you to visit their sites, and explore the links to sources that they've provided. 

Note: For those of you who want to learn more about the Google China situation, I encourage you to visit the 90 minute discussion over on New America featuring Rebecca MacKinnon, Evgeny Morozov, James Fallows and others. Rebecca's blog is, in my mind, the most reliable source for updates on this situation, so stay tuned there as the situation develops.

88 Google!: 88 is a common internet abbreviation for 'bye bye' as it sounds similar.88 Google!: 88 is a common internet abbreviation for 'bye bye' as it sounds similar.

Google Bye: HeartbrokenGoogle Bye: Heartbroken

Handcuffed Google: This one might be a carry over from the Olympics...Handcuffed Google: This one might be a carry over from the Olympics...

Google walked away: Portions of the 'Gu ge' characters are walking away.Google walked away: Portions of the 'Gu ge' characters are walking away.

 Dao Dao Dao: Car backing up, please watch out.Dao Dao Dao: Car backing up, please watch out.

Leading the revolution: 'Hey everybody, lets follow that Topless Hilary Clinton!'Leading the revolution: 'Hey everybody, lets follow that Topless Hilary Clinton!' 

Rick Martin
Innovations in China
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