Bill Xia

China Boosts ‘Great Firewall’

From Radio Free Asia: China has successfully undermined key software used by its netizens to climb over the “Great Firewall,” a sophisticated system of government-backed blocks and filters designed to limit what people can view...

Breaking Down the ‘Great Firewall of China’

From Fox News: As Beijing readies itself for the Olympic Games in August, Chinese dissidents living in the U.S. have launched an attack on the country’s so-called “Great Firewall,” which prohibits its citizens...


The latest incarnation of the one yuan bill, the fifth in P.R.C. history, went into circulation in 2004. The front of the note, like all others in the series, shows the face of Mao Zedong. The back depicts the fabled West Lake in Hangzhou, and normally it looks like so: [image: People’s Bank of China […]

Cat and Mouse, on The Web – Benjamin Sutherland

From The Economist: …… The estimated 30,000 government censors behind the world’s most elaborate censorship programme”known as the Great Firewall of China by detractors, and as the Golden Shield by the...

Outrunning China’s Web Cops – Ben Elgin

From BusinessWeek Online: Net-savvy outfits are finding ways to let citizens see banned sites From an undisclosed location in North Carolina, Bill Xia is fighting a lonely war against China’s censors. From morning till well into the night, the Chinese native plays a cat-and-mouse game, exploiting openings in Beijing’s formidable Internet firewall and trying to […]



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