Yahoo! defends its record on human rights in China

Yahoo! has defended its record on human rights in China, and said it was asking the US government to challenge censorship in the communist country. In remarks that damped down a potential shareholder revolt over the company’s policies in China, the Yahoo! founder, Jerry Yang, said it was working with human rights groups to draw up some principles on freedom of expression, and had been actively lobbying the US government for help in fighting censorship.

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