As we learned when studying the case of the dancing hippie, it’s the first follower that “transforms a lone nut into a leader.”
May many more follow. Freedom is always better than repression and coercion.
China has every right to set rules about what happens inside its borders. However, companies working there also have every right to leave if they don’t like the government’s policies.
Google recently stopped censoring its sites inside China in defiance of the government’s orders and now GoDaddy will no longer do new domain name registrations there because of onerous – and retroactive – new government regulations requiring extensive documentation of registrants, including photos.