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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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
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 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
I have all these blog posts written up and ready to post, except that they go with RECENT photos I’ve taken, and China seems to have increased their maddening internet blocks yet again, so I’ve spent the past two days wasting my time trying to upload the photos through this proxy location & that one, trying at different times of day and night, and making progressively smaller sized versions of the photos trying to get them to upload, all to no avail. 277 more words
The Great Firewall may be the only Wonder that doesn’t require an entrance fee. It’s also one you can’t avoid on a visit to China. Basically all of the communications technology that we have been utilizing during our entire trip were crippled by the Great Firewall. 174 more words