Gmail security breach, want some proof?

| January 13th, 2010

Just 2 days ago CC sent me a link to a Chinese blog post about how he noticed his personal emails from Gmail account was accessed and screened by GFW. I was skeptical and thought it could just be a hoax or hype or just a theory. And today, the news broke out. Google officially announced that they will no longer provide censored searches for Google.cn because they faced cyber attacks originated from China which targeted Gmail accounts of […]Read more…

China shuts down BitTorrent websites

| December 10th, 2009

The largest BitTorrent website BTChina was shut down by the Chinese authority couple days ago and yesterday another popular media sharing site VeryCD.com was also offline. This created a buzz among the Chinese netizens. If you search for the term BTChina in twitter the most twitted phrase is BTChina+VeryCD连起来读就是变态中国很操蛋! (BTChina + VeryCD is Retarded China very fucking stupid. BT is the acronym of Bian Tai – retarded, perverted or abnormal in Chinese and CD is the acronym of Cao […]Read more…

Freedom On the Internet

| October 26th, 2009

How would you like to live in a world without facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr etc. What would you do if I tell you starting from tomorrow you are not allowed to access these sites anymore? As many of you probably already know, this is actually a reality in China – a country which has the highest number of internet users. Due to censorship policy in China, especially Internet Censorship, as for now, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr etc. […]Read more…

World of Warcraft Turned into World of Boxes

| July 31st, 2009

 

[nddaily] Famous online game World of Warcraft China server was suspended for 54 days. It is finally re-opened its service on July 30. Millions of Chinese gamers cheered with “tears of joy”, but they were also surprised to find that many models in the game have been modified. Especially a lot of icons of character’s head have been replaced with “boxes”. “Harmonized” (Hexie: ‘和谐’ now is ‘盒谐’,it just happens the word ‘box’ in Chinese has the same pronunciation as the […]Read more…

Censorship vs. Innovation in China

| July 29th, 2009

Most people already know the issues on Censorship in China. Especially Internet Censorship, as for now, Twitter, YouTube, facebook and flickr etc. are all blocked in China. Netizens spend numerous times on techniques on how to get over the “Great Firewall of China”. This is an ongoing topic being discussed to death. Many blogs are dedicated for this issue, dedicated to show people how to “climb over the wall”.  So you can probably find plenty information on this if […]Read more…

Starcraft 2 is Banned from ChinaJoy 2009

| July 25th, 2009

The 7th ChinaJoy (China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference)  held its opening ceremony at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. This exhibition will be held from July 23 to July 26, 85% of the exhibitors are expected to be local vendors. This year’s ChinaJoy display area reached 35,000 square meters. Exhibitors include network, standalone, console, arcade games and other fields. However what was most disappointing to the fans was Starcraft 2 was banned by authorities from being exhibited on […]Read more…

Chinese Dissident, Liu Xiaobao Formally Arrested

| June 26th, 2009

 DW-World: Well-known Chinese dissident, writer in Beijing Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) after being house arrested by the police at a secret location for over six month, is formally arrested for “suspicion of inciting subversion of state power”. This also means that the case against Liu Xiaobo officially launched judicial proceedings.

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China Orders Google to Suspend Foreign Internet Searches

| June 19th, 2009

From Financial Network, Beijing, Intern reporter: 王奇华 China internet department on June 18 announced to impose penalty to “Google China” website (google.cn) to suspend foreign internet searches, also the feature that automatically suggests different search keywords once start typing in search textbox. Google is being punished for linking to pornographic content. Chinese government ordered its rectification to immediately cleaning up pornographic and vulgar content.

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Chinese Government Orders Computer Manufacturers to Pre-install Filtering Software

| June 10th, 2009

From HRIC:

A Chinese government directive requiring domestic computer manufacturers and manufacturers that export computers to China to pre-install filtering software – “Green Dam Youth Escort” software – was made public on June 8, 2009. Human Rights in China (HRIC) has translated the directive and compiled the following background information on the development and use of the software.

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The grass-mud horse: Resistance to Censorship

| March 21st, 2009

This is a children’s song about the grass-mud horses faced a problem with the river crabs invading their habitat, devouring their grassland which they are depended on for surviving.

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