Media Problems in Two Countries: Part I, China – James Fallows

From James Fallows blog:

Two weeks ago I mentioned the difference that a VPN from had made in my internet life in China. (VPN details below.*)

A few days later, a Chinese blogger named Ruan Yifeng mentioned my report on his own blog, and went on to discuss other ways Chinese users could deal with the internet filters collectively known as the Great FireWall (GFW). The original Chinese version of his post is here; a translation by the indispensable Roland Soong** of Hong Kong, on his ZonaEuropa/ESWN blog, is here; just for the hell of it, an auto-translated version via Google’s online translation tools is here. It’s very interesting to compare this with Soong’s native-speaker, hand-crafted version. [Full Text]


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