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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wikipedia partially unblocked in China

According to a Washington post article, the English wikipedia has been unblocked by Chinese authorities (finally!), the Chinese wikipedia is still being blocked, but I guess it will open up eventually in the future. The reason for unblocking is because the CCP has developed a new technique for censoring the internet, which is key-word block. If you load up a webpage with sensitive "keywords", your connection to this particular website will be blocked for several hours and you will not be able to view the webpage you intended to view. This ensures that nothing that the CCP disapproves will be shown to the Chinese citizen.

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