Senator Cotton takes issue with Google's dealings in China
I wanna commend your companies for making it available, I wish I could say the same about Google, I think both of you should, and your company should wear it as a badge of honor that the Chinese economist party has blocked you from operating in their country, Perhaps Google didn't send a senior executive today because they've recently taken actions such as terminating cooperation they had with the American military on programs like artificial intelligence that are designed not just to protect our troops and help them fight and win our country's wars, but to protect civilians as well.
This is at the very same time that they continue to cooperate with The Chinese Communist Party on matters like artificial intelligence, or partner with Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies that are effectively arms of the Chinese Communist Party.
And credible reports suggest that they are working to develop a new search engine that would satisfy the Chinese Communist Party's Censorship standards after having disclaimed any intent to do so eight years ago.
Perhaps they did not send a witness to answer these questions because there is no answer to those questions.
And the silence we would hear right now from the Google chair would be reminiscent of the silence that that witness would provide.