It will cost PC companies a great deal of money to put new software in the machines they make for China. The Green Dam-Youth Escort product which screens for pornography will have to be in all computers shipped to mainland China after July 1. The action clearly puts companies that are not based in the world's most populous nation at a great disadvantage. Many of those companies wrote China's premier requesting that the plan be killed.
According toThe Wall Street Journal, "Submitted Friday, the letter was signed by the heads of 22 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the European-American Business Council, the Information Technology Industry Council and other associations from North America, Europe, and Japan."