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Internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China

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China scores dead last in latest Internet freedom survey


China, the world’s most populous country, is used to superlative status. But a global study on Internet usage put the country in an unfamiliar position: last place. The Freedom on the Net 2015 report by American watchdog Freedom House found that even Internet users in Syria, Iran and Cuba had more unfettered online access than … Continue reading

Observations from Tibet: Part 2 Chinese rule


The Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950 with the Dali Lama fleeing in 1959: I am not going to go into the rights and wrongs of China‘s involvement in Tibet other than to state the Chinese have had cultural and political links with the area for centuries. As the post implies these are observations from my recent trip. … Continue reading

Chinese Internet traffic redirected to small Wyoming house


In one of the more bizarre twists in recent Internet memory, much of the Internet traffic in China was redirected to a small, 1,700-square-foot house in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Tuesday. A large portion of China’s 500 million Internet users were unable to load websites ending in .com, .net or .org for nearly eight hours in … Continue reading

How to defeat the ‘Great Firewall of China’ with an iPhone


Visitors to China are often perplexed to find that they can’t access Twitter, Facebook or other sites. The reason isn’t that they don’t have access to cellular or WiFi networks; instead, it’s state censorship and surveillance courtesy of the Golden Shield Project, aka “The Great Firewall of China.” Roman Loyola at TechHive recently visited Beijing and … Continue reading

Cracks appear in the Great Firewall of China


The South China Morning Post exclusively reported Tuesday (24th Sept. 2013) that the Chinese government is to allow a partial hole to be created in what has been dubbed the ‘Great Firewall of China‘. Residents of a specific portion of Shanghai are to be allowed virtually unrestricted access to the internet, including sites that have … Continue reading

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