Netizen Voices: Iran’s LAN, China’s Wall

Iran has announced a three-phase project to build a national intranet. As part of this, some big Chinese websites will also be blocked in Iran. Netizens are naturally taken with the irony and drawing parallels between this project and the Great Firewall of China. Sina Weibo has blocked “intranet” from search results.

Below are comments collected from Weibo:

XuXiaoping: Some countries are busy opening up, while others are busy shutting up.

徐小平: 有的国家忙着开放,有的国家忙着封闭。

WangLifen: Some are both open and closed.


shootthesun: Iran should dig a super big hole and move the whole country into it. They can dispatch Cerberus and the Revolutionary Guard to watch the entrance, use fifty centers to wash everyone’s brains out and kill off the rebels with butcher knives. That way they can really defeat the American imperialist conspiracy of peaceful evolution.


sails&clouds: Our leaders should study this. The Internet is full of disharmony. If we build an intranet, we can save all that money we’re spending on the Great Firewall.


gravePlatform: We can totally lend “Kung Fu Net Master” Fang to them. It’s best they don’t return him…


lizeWatermonster: I strongly support this. I’m copying @CCPPropagandaDept @MinofIndandIT @SARFT so they can learn…

麗澤水怪:强烈支持,抄送@中宣部 @工信部 @广电总局 等部委学习…

yanxiang_pterosaur: Weak, Baidu took care of this great enterprise long ago.


LazyMansiPad: So we aren’t the luckiest ones after all! Do you think we can overtake Iran and North Korea?


YellowChina: The student has outdone his master.


Via CDT Chinese.

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