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Musings of a millenial techie in China


Last week, I went back to China for the first time in 8 years. 

What I realized when I got there is that all Google products including Gmail and Google Maps, Facebook products including Instagram and Messenger, Twitter products, Tumblr, Flickr, Medium, Reddit, SoundCloud and more don’t load in China. 233 more words

China's citizens are livid at the South China Sea ruling because they've always been taught it is theirs

Chinese citizens have reacted swiftly and angrily to a ruling this week that China’s claim to most of the South China Sea is illegal.

Patriotic netizens have called for war against the Philippines, a boycott of the country’s products, and created a… 745 more words

Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China

Twitter has been blocked in China since around 2009. That seriously hampered any hopes that the U.S. firm — which is struggling to grow its userbase worldwide — had in China, but the service does still have a hardcore base of loyalists who use it in the country. 740 more words


China's fierce censors try a new tactic with GitHub—asking nicely

This month, one of China’s internet regulators sent an unusual request to GitHub, the code repository for millions of programmers worldwide.

Could GitHub, the Cyber Security Association of China, … 649 more words

China's Great Firewall is Harming Innovation, Scholars Say

Many people are stymied by the Great Firewall, the filigree of censorship and website obstruction that confines China’s online space. There are factory owners trying desperately to retrieve foreign orders via Gmail. 597 more words

China's angry investors leap the Great Firewall—and are shocked by what they learn of Beijing

China’s elaborate censorship mechanism, nicknamed the Great Firewall, blocks tens of thousands of foreign websites deemed hostile to the Communist Party regime.

While some internet users inside China count on services like VPNs and proxies to get access to Facebook, Twitter, and overseas news outlets, many Chinese netizens never bother. 1,250 more words

China and the internet state control

In the early 2000s China were strong on making sure that their authoritarian regimes in order to control the way their citizens accessed the internet. The restrictions placed were key for them to control and confront the political impact of internet use. 533 more words