The ongoing battle between Google and China definitely has about half the world in an uproar over censorship and the former's unwillingness to keep up with it. In fact, most news publications, be they newspapers, news websites or magazines, have been keeping an eye on these developments, with one particularly interested party being The Hindustan Times. This particular entity, however, might have stumbled upon a deeper issue involving China and other IT industry players besides Google.
Among the many pieces dedicated to analyzing the situation that the Google-China face-off has caused, The Hindustan Times cover has a certain passage that seems to suggest Dell is considering leaving Chinese lands along with its entire $25 billion worth of business. This idea is alluded to by the Indian Prime Minister, the country being one of the likelier candidates for taking in the world's second greatest supplier of personal computers.
"This morning I met the chairman of Dell Corporation. He informed me that they are buying equipment and parts worth $25 billion from China. They would like to shift to safer environment with climate conducive to enterprise with security of legal system."
This so-called stand seems to further suggest that the uncertain legal system and complicated Chinese policies don't exactly make up the most favorable of environments for setting up and maintaining a business, especially at enterprise level. Moving operations to India might be seen as quite feasible, considering that Michael Dell's business already has a manufacturing plant there. It is also intriguing to note that Mr. Dell himself has been meeting with the country's local officials this week.
Of course, this could just be interpreted as a ploy meant to encourage both China and India to offer better manufacturing deals, but fact remains that Google's feud with the Chinese Government already has more far-reaching effects.