Chinese newspapers criticize Google’s decision to close the search engine in China, considering that it is a mistake that will not attract the sympathy of Internet users in the country.
On the other hand, several major Chinese newspapers have ignored Google’s decision, which has redirected its users to the company website in Hong Kong, a former British colony which enjoys a special status.
In turn, the daily newspaper China Daily accuses Google that “has exploited its conflict with the Chinese government for political purposes” and that it falsely accused authorities in Beijing that were behind the cyber attacks against the U.S. company services.
“Attempts to politicize were hit by the strong opposition of the government and Chinese society,” notes the daily, which provides a decrease in credibility of the U.S. company.
Also, the China Daily estimated that Chinese internet users will not have too many regrets on closing the Google.cn engine.