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Google has threatened to move out of China in response to government censorship. But the cofounder and CEO of Youku, a Chinese online video site, defended his company’s decision to censor itself by removing sexual and politically sensitive content uploaded by its members. “Any country has its own rules and regulations for its development,” Victor Koo, MBA ’94, told the Los Angeles Times. “When dealing with this environment, you have to be ready to work within the rules.”

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