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Asked what the Government’s view on the Google actions in China were, the PMS said that the Leader of the House of Commons Harriet Harman had answered a question earlier in the day. Google’s statement contains serious allegations on privacy and freedom of information. Obviously we are not privy to their discussions with the Chinese authorities, but we will be watching closely and clearly internet freedom is a fundamental right, and an essential component of a modern economy. The PMS added that at the UK’s last bilateral human rights dialogue with China, the Government had lobbied specifically on Internet access.

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