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Chinese Users Report New Google Disruptions

WSJ reported that China’s government appeared to block almost all searches by Chinese users on Google Inc. sites Tuesday. 

Users in cities across China starting late Tuesday afternoon reported that all searches—even of terms as mundane as “happy”—on Google’s Hong Kong site produced an error message saying the results page couldn’t be opened. Google stopped operating its self-censored Chinese search site on March 22 and began routing Chinese users to the Hong Kong site, which Google doesn’t censor. Searches by Chinese users on Google’s main global site, Google.com, also returned error messages Tuesday.

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And I always thought debt was a bad thing

G7 (also known as the G-7 or Group of Seven) is the meeting of the finance ministers from a group of seven industrialized nations.  The finance ministers of these countries meet several times a year to discuss economic policies. 

Now here is some data as of 2006 

1. France – Public Debt: 64.7% of GDP 

2. Italy – Public Debt: 107.8% of GDP

3. Germany – Public Debt: 66.8% of GDP

4. United Kingdom – Public Debt: 42.2% of GDP

5. United States – Public Debt: 64.7% of GDP (Change that to 71%)

6. Japan –  Public Debt: 176.2% of GDP

7. Canada – Public Debt: 65.4% of GDP

If high debt is considered a bad indicator of economy , then how come these countries are part of G7 that meet  “several times a year to discuss economic policies.” Maybe an economist can help me understand that.

Countries which are not part of G7

India – Public Debt 52.7 % of GDP

Brazil – Public Debt: 50% of GDP

China – Public Debt: 22.1% of GDP

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