"In the past week, there are over dozens of the Chinese words or combination of words, from — starting from “blind man,” to even Chen Guangcheng’s surname, “Chen,” which is one of the most popular surnames in China, sometimes being singularly banned to prevent the large numbers of Chinese denizens to discuss or express their opinions about this…"
— Xiao Qiang, director of the Berkeley-China Internet Project at U.C. Berkeley and editor of The China Digital Times, who has been monitoring the Chinese media.
"These criticisms aren’t particular to Google. They’re criticisms of the commercial Internet itself…And those free products and services aren’t going to be free anymore if we don’t allow the companies to offer those kinds of services, and, again, with full knowledge from the consumers of the tradeoff that they’re making."
Markham Erickson, Open Internet Coalition