Yahoo CEO , Jerry Yang,an immigrant Chinese ,screws over Chinese Dissident

Yahoo CEO , Jerry Yang,immigrant Chinese screws over Chinese Dissident in China

So Jerry Yang, chinese immigrant betrays another Chinese rebel which leads to imprisonment and Jerry Yang, thinks this is the right thing to do. I think this shows how immigrants may be good at making money but they have no concept of what the United States was supposed to be about. Turns out that one of Googles co-founders is also an immigrant, and Google and Yahoo have both been rightly accused of censorship.225px-jerry_yang

 (another ugly chinese person)

Jerry Yang was criticized for a statement regarding the role of Yahoo! in the arrest of mainland Chinese journalist Shi Tao by Chinese authorities.

While in China, Shi Tao used a Yahoo email address to notify a pro-democracy website that the Chinese government ordered the Chinese media not to cover the fifteenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 on June 4th. Yahoo! provided the Chinese security agencies with the IP addresses of the senders, the recipients and the time of the message. Tao was subsequently convicted for “divulging state secrets abroad.” Yang was heavily criticized and Reporters Without Borders called Yahoo! “a Chinese police informant” whose actions led to the conviction of a journalist and writer.

Jerry Yang declared, “To be doing business in China, or anywhere else in the world, we have to comply with local law[s].” This was controversial, as critics claimed Yahoo! violated international law as well as a 1989 decision by the U.S. Congress to prohibit U.S. companies from selling “crime control and detection” equipment or software to the Chinese Government.[12]

The New York Times reported that political prisoner Wang Xiaoning and other journalists had brought a civil suit against Yahoo for allegedly aiding and abetting the Chinese government which, it was claimed, resulted in torture that included beatings and imprisonment.[13]

More recently Jerry Yang was summoned to Washington to answer for Yahoo’s comments regarding its role in the arrests of Shi Tao and other journalists in China.[14][15]

On November 14, 2007, Yahoo agreed to settle with affected Chinese dissidents, paying them undisclosed compensation. Yang stated, “After meeting with the families, it was clear to me what we had to do to make this right for them, for Yahoo, and for the future.” In response, Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, stated, “It took a tongue-lashing from Congress before these high-tech titans did the right thing and coughed up some concrete assistance for the family of a journalist whom Yahoo had helped send to jail. What a disgrace.”[16]

Jerry Yang recently wrote a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice requesting her assistance in freeing the jailed dissidents.[17] In addition, Yang established the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund, a fund to provide “humanitarian and legal support” to online dissidents.[18] One of the first public projects of the fund was financing the establishment of the Laogai Museum, a museum opened by noted Chinese dissident Harry Wu to showcase China’s laogai penal system.[19]

This change of heart has not been able to stop the chain of events that began with the arrest of jailed dissident Li Zhi, which resulted in another lawsuit being filed against Yahoo on behalf of Plaintiffs Zheng Cunzhu and Guo Quan who allege the loss of property and a garment business. The complaint alleges, “violation of international law including torture and prolonged detention, as well as unfair business practices, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and assault.”[20

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