Yahoo’s Yang: No easy answers in China Net-censorship debate

The last time Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang was called from Silicon Valley to the nation’s capital, politicians lambasted him as a moral “pygmy” and subjected him to multiple hours of grilling about the company’s role in the conviction of a Chinese cyberdissident.But in a dim, historic library on Georgetown University’s campus here on Thursday afternoon, the portal’s chief executive was a guest of honor–or, as university President John DeGioia put it, “an individual of such great distinction…someone who deeply understands the importance of scholarship to the advancement of society.”

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