Sunday, September 2, 2007

China Internet Censorship Goes Crazy

Are they going crazy? Before they would warn and order the webmasters to delete "harmful" information from their websites, sometimes they just blocked the website. But now thousand of websites would be blocked if they are so unlucky to be hosted by the same IDC company with a "harmful" website.

Yes, in the last month, most of the interactive website(including forum, guestbook, blog) in China were blocked by the Chinese authorities. Some believe this is because of the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China opening, the Chinese authorities want a social stability. 

Chinese authorities often blocks an entire Web site, even if only parts of the site contain sensitive information. Just in the last month, more than thousand of dedicated server in HeNan TeleCom room and ShanTou TeleCom room were closed forcibly. thousand of sites were blocked included those on health, education, news, entertainment, religion. Also they use the Greate FireWall to blocks some great website like FeedBurner and Flickr.

This month, the Chinese authorities will finish their jobs, closing the rest of "illegal website". So when the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is opening, the Chinese cyberspace will become a very harmonious and stable.

Not a country renowned for freedom of speech, China has nevertheless outdone itself with more internet censorship that would make them proud.

17 comments:

  1. Did they got crazy?

    Should be:

    Did they get crazy?

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  2. No, they are not recently going crazy. They have been shamelessly crazy all the time.

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  3. Chinese people should do something to stop these crazy things now.

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  4. @Moses, how can I do to keep the political dignitaries sane? And are anything we could do to stop them from being insane? Definitely NOT, what's happing is just how the political might overrides anything in China, in a brutal and tragic way. I don't know what bestows them with the power to uproot anything they don't like. It's modern world, we're living as if we were back in the old tyrannies, like KuoMintang era, Qing dynasty or even earlier time. And now we ARE enslaved by what's going on shamelessly in China. Shame on you: Chinese politics and the egomaniac governing party.

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  5. I have made my blog escaped from China!lol!!!

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  6. my web has been killed twice in three days. i've moved to dh anyway but still be GFWed……
    ORZ……

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  7. s normal no worry as our great china, they should and allowed to do that, nothing particular, take it easy, guy...

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  8. Thank you for reporting on this. You are serving a critical function.

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  9. My small website with a forum was blocked today. I do not know why. It is just a small professional site about robot and robotics. There are so many personal technic website, most of which own their forums. If the authorities block all these sites, how to develop our science technology? As a Chinese, whenever I think and talk about this, I feel thar we are pity and the authorities are woeful. Who will finally blocked our democracy and development? It is not us, but we know who it is.

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  10. base on my stupid instinct,,,

    i support your view on this "pround" action by those idiots.

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  11. I'm still vaguely holding out hopes that the Olympics will force Beijing to give the Internet censoring-craziness a break... (pathetic and weak as that hope might be)

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  12. It seem like williamlong‘s english is not good. Why you create this blog?

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  13. in response to william (comment number 8).

    china's government is not great. china's government is paraniod.

    a paranoid man has no honor, he has a disease.

    a disease should be cured, or cut out.

    are you part of the disease william, or are you
    part of the cure?

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  14. Im kinda very angry about what they did!
    They blocked every websites that I visit often!
    like: xanga, youtube and some of my favourite forums
    I have no entertainment on internet in china =.=
    If I wnat to visit those website..Do I need to go back my home to visit those website?
    by the way, Do anyone knows any website that I can visit the blocked website?

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  15. it seems like e very good web site but my Chinese is not good. It would be great if it might be availible in English too. Thanks.

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  16. Proxies work fine (if a little slow). Just use a proxy to access the sites that are blocked.

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