Chinese new year is now here, and happiness is all over the places in China. It’s the time when every Chinese is expected to look back the year passed and long for a fruitful new year. As usual, Google’s wonderful designers drew some nice logos to celebrate this Chinese Tiger year, and also in an internal email sent to Google Chinese staff, Google headquarter were still encouraging its Chinese staff to enjoy their Chinese new year holiday. However, we can not ignore the fact that Google China’s 2009 ended in a dramatic way and the future of Google China is still unclear. Its Chinese staff can not do anything but waiting, as the internal email said, the solution to current situation between the company and China, hopefully, will be given after Chinese New Year.

Leave or stay? Why it takes so long for Google to make a clear final decision? Here are some updates from different resource just for your reference:

1. It is not a “commercial issue” any more. I guess it’s getting more and more obvious according to both governments’ response: Ms. Clinton gave a speech on Internet freedom; All related news disappeared from Chinese main stream media etc. Who are the real driving force, we don’t know. But this issue is much more complicated than we thought, that’s for sure.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.