The Chinese government does things its own way and we have to live with it. First I've heard about the Free Tibet supporters' boycott, but I don't see how Google can be to blame. What would a boycott achieve, anyway?
I expect China will become a democracy one day and things will change, but there's nothing the outside world can do.
that people would boycott Google because they acted in their own interests, did you?
As I think I may have said before, if I was running Google I would have taken the view that it is better to be in China and censored, than not to be in China at all. Censorship in China will come to an end by degrees, and Google knows that as well as I do.
I’m not suggesting anyone should have boycotted Google, I am simply asking whether anyone actually did. Google I believe had no interest in the Chinese people whatsoever, they entered China for commercial reasons and nothing else. Well worn subject I know but Google running a censored service in China was not better than no service at all.
I don’t feel it’s a crime by any means – business is business and if you can make a few bob good luck. I was replying to your comment of “you didn't seriously think that people would boycott Google because they acted in their own interests” – whose interests are we talking about?