Although Google is an American based company, it should have to fallow international law and respect the Chinese governments decision on if they are censoring their people or not. It is not in their right to choose who's law to fallow, if it has crossed into another country it should have to fallow that countries law as well.
I like to think that google was taking a stand for the better. Firstly chinese law has nothing to do with google an american company, so they can always just stop using google, the most popular search engine out there. you can't blame google for not giving into oppressive chinese law