From BBC News:
From the western plateau of Qinghai province to the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, people in China have been accessing the BBC News website for the first time.
Many are surprised and intrigued by the fact the English language version of the site now appears to be unblocked.
A number of those who sent in messages were aspiring to improve their English and said they were delighted.
But others said they thought the BBC displayed an anti-Chinese bias and a lack of cultural understanding.