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Jan 13: Google to defy China over censorship

Google has said it will end the controversial censorship of its search service in China and risk being thrown out of the world's most populous internet market, following what it claimed were Chinese-based attempts to hack into its systems and those of other international companies. Ben McLannahan, the FT's Lex columnist in Asia, examines whether Google's move is a matter of principle or just sound business sense.