Thursday, March 09, 2006

I'll bet he feels real bad

Yahoo's founder responds to China criticism:
Jerry Yang claims to feel 'horrible' about the arrests of Chinese Internet users, but says it's an acceptable downside to doing business in the country.
Full selfserving blather by following the link.
Yahoo has been accused of providing evidence to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of two Chinese Internet users, including a journalist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The arrests "are never things you go home and feel good about", Yang said. "We feel horrible about that... We have no way of preventing that beforehand... If you want to do business there you have to comply."
Sounds like a prostitute's rationale. Maybe a stint in a prison camp in the ole People's Republic would revise Jer's estimate of the downside.