kaled - 11:37 am on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google may be happy to be thrown out of China - they may even consider it to be a PR coup...
They'll be able to say things like "we put principle ahead of profit" and "we're standing up for freedom". Google may even consider a major PR war against China. Without doubt, China has benefitted greatly from a soft line being taken by Western countries but as economic power moves east, that soft line is likely to harden - Google may be in a mood to preempt this.