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"防火长城"--The Great Firewall of China

As per an anonymous reader’s request, I’ll occasionally write a post in Chinese for those who are interested.* But have no fear! I don’t plan on doing this very often, and I’ll always provide an English translation–just scroll right past the characters, down to the “Read More” button. 532 more words


Frustrated Chinese web users bemoan Baidu and pine for the days of Google

This article has been corrected and updated.

Google’s search engine has been blocked almost continuously in China since late May, leaving the country’s internet users with no choice but to rely on another alternative. 1,656 more words


Back to school for the kiddos.

Back to normal for me: currently focussing on daily battle to stay connected to the internet more than 2.5 min at a time, plead with the VPN to please connect during those 2.5 min. 48 more words

Life In China

China Blocks Foreign-Owned Instant Messaging Services

HONG KONG – Chinese authorities Thursday confirmed that they have blocked use of foreign-owned Internet messaging services including Line and KakaoTalk.

China’s State Internet Information Office said that the move was designed to help fight terrorism. 258 more words


The Great Firewall

I arrived in Beijing with no phone service (intentionally) but planned to use the wireless at the hotel to check emails and let the folks back home know I had arrived. 120 more words


Dear Google, I Missed You!

Ten days behind the “Great Firewall of China” and for me that meant no Google, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. The big surprise for me was how central Google had become to my life… and how replacements like Bing really didn’t cut it. 321 more words