Yahoo announced that it had turned to the US government for help in promoting media freedoms in China, following reports of a fourth case in which it gave information to the Chinese authorities leading to the jailing of a dissident, Reuters reported. Last month the company was referenced in a 2003 Chinese court decision to sentence someone to 10 years in prison for publishing subversive information on the internet. Yahoo Chairman and CEO Terry Semel said it had no choice but to comply with local laws and did not have the power to change Chinese policy. "We tried, and we are going to continue to try as an industry to have our government help us," he said, adding that the closure of the company's China operations would do nothing to boost free speech. "You have to get whatever news you possibly can into China as opposed to pulling back," he said. "Will they be edited" Yes. Should you go home "No."
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