Dean Wilson writes op-ed on Google, China and U.S. foreign policy
Posted February 1, 2010
USC Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III (pictured) wrote a Jan. 31 Huffington Post op-ed about the foreign policy implications of the recent news that Google may quit the Chinese market because of a dispute over cyber attacks.
Dean Wilson said he was reading about the situation during a recent trip to Mumbai in the local Economic Times and some of the articles wondered if the Google - US. - China fracas would open up space for India to attract more foreign investment from the West as a safer haven than China, and whether Indian firms could jump into the market. He wondered whether this weakened or strengthened the hand of the Obama administration toward China.
"For Americans, this is also an important story, but one that most U.S. commentators have missed," he wrote. "Most of the American press reports focused on Google's impact on markets and politics inside China. But they ignored what may be the biggest really important story, which is Google's impact on the future of U.S. international relations in the coming decades."
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