China has defended its curbs on the internet nearly two weeks after the world’s biggest search engine provider, Google, threatened to shut down its Chinese Google.cn site after an alleged severe hacking attack from within China.
"The more this case takes on high-level political import for the Chinese government, the more likely it is to stick to its guns," said David Wolf, president of Wolf Group Asia, an advisory firm covering Chinese media and telecommunications.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology rejected suggestions the government was behind the sophisticated hacker attacks described by Google.
This is very probably true. There are more than enough outside the government who will delight in hacking.
Reuters reports that David Wolf, the industry consultant, said, "Google may look back and see it pursued an ill-advised course by bringing in the US government in such high-profile way."