But note carefully an official from the Information Office of the State Council, China’s Cabinet, defended the censorship of so-called "illegal and harmful online contents" as necessary to protect citizens and the government. He said it is "harmful" to allow online information that "incites subversion of state power, violence and terrorism or includes pornographic contents."
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on China and other authoritarian governments to lift restrictions on citizens’ access to cyber space in a major speech last week. China called Hilary Clinton’s comments as groundless and harmful to relations.
Now US Embassy spokeswoman Susan Stevenson confirmed that American and Chinese officials have met in Washington and Beijing regarding the Google case. Nothing has been reported about this meeting although Beijing says Google’s Android system can be used without any restrictions as long as it conforms with the nation’s rules and regulations