Google China and the Pullout

What exactly happened earlier this week with Google’s inaccessibility? Does Yasheng Huang have the right take on their pull-out of China, or is Tania Branigan from The Guardian more on the money? What are the consequences for Google’s future in Asia, and what does any of this mean to the average Chinese user? Also, on the music front, we play excerpts from the song “The Huntsman” (猎人) from Chunqiu’s (春秋) first and eponymous album. Both song and album are available on iTunes.

About the Host: Kaiser Kuo is a Beijing-based writer, rock musician, and commentator on technology and politics. Currently working with China’s leading Internet video site,, Kaiser has formerly been Director of Digital Strategy for Ogilvy & Mather, China Bureau Chief for Red Herring magazine, as well as a freelance technology reporter. A fifteen-year Beijing resident, he is also well-known as the co-founder of China’s first and most successful heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty, and as a regular columnist for the That’s Beijing/The Beijinger magazine since 2001. He is currently working on a book about the impact of the Internet on U.S.-China relations.

Podcast, Google, Internet