Friday, February 17, 2006

Clever Words from Congress

The US House is holding hearings on US companies' modifying their software for use in China based on requirements of the Chinese government.
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco Systems came under fire at a US House of Representatives hearing on human rights on Wednesday for what a subcommittee chairman called a "sickening collaboration" with the Chinese government that was "decapitating the voice of the dissidents" there.

The statements by the chairman, Representative Christopher Smith, a Republican, opened a much anticipated session aimed at getting an accounting of the companies' dealings in China, and to air criticism that they do business there at the peril of human rights.

Emphasis mine. I can't get my mind around that metaphor. How about you?

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