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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

Google 検索が 中国の検閲をすり抜けた 105分間: グレート・ファイヤーウォールの弱点が見えてきた!

Google scales the Great Firewall, falls off 105 minutes later

Erik Crouch – Mar 28, 2016




Citizens of mainland China unexpectedly found themselves with unfettered access to Google search late last night, commencing a golden age of censorship-free searching that lasted all of 105 minutes. 501 more words


Beyond the Great Firewall of China

After I had entered Xinjiang, China’s westernmost province, I found out that WordPress is being blocked there. Causing my blog to go dark for the duration of my stay there. 216 more words

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The Architect of China's Great Firewall Was Himself Blocked by the Firewall

Talk about irony.

Fang Binxing, the controversial creator of China’s Great Firewall, the filtering mechanism by which the government dictates what Chinese can and can’t see online, was himself… 630 more words

Burrowing Under the Great Firewall: Social Media in China

After a quick shower and change of clothes, my first priority upon arriving at the Rayfont Nanpu Bridge Hotel in Shanghai was updating the blog I created before my journey over the Pacific with news of my arrival. 825 more words

Google search returned to China this weekend—but not for long

Google search has been blocked in mainland China since 2010, but yesterday it made an unexpected return—a brief one, as it turned out.

According to the South China Morning Post, around 11:30pm local time on March 27, social media users reported that they had… 246 more words