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Google staff protest return to China on Beijing's terms

Internal letter cites 'moral issues' in bowing to censorship demands

The Google brand logo outside its office in Beijing, where the American company is said to be bowing to Chinese demands.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Employees of Google have launched an internal protest against the management's lack of transparency on a reported plan to restart search engine operations in China, media reported Thursday.

Employees have circulated a letter on Google's internal communications system over the leaked plan, known as Dragonfly, which would create a censored mobile app version of its search engine to comply with Chinese law.

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