Popular online writer Shen Maohua, who writes under the pen name Wei Zhou, is known for his trenchant and often humorous essays, lively social media comments sections, and occasional brushes with platform censors. In this...
Dec 8, 2004
From the Financial Times: “The Chinese government’s decision to block access to Google’s English-language news service is a reminder that, even in cyberspace, realpolitik rules. While Beijing is reckoned to have the most sophisticated system of internet censorship, it is not alone in controlling what its citizens see online. Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea, Syria […]
Aug 31, 2004
From Primezone.com: “The National Research Council of Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), with the support of the National Research Council of Canada – Canadian Police Research Centre (NRC-CPRC), the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, and the Beijing Municipal Government, are jointly organizing a security technology mission to China […]
Aug 30, 2004
It is an open secret that all Chinese Internet hosting services, including wireless and instant messenger services, filter user communication through key word blocking mechanisms. But overly vague and broad Chinese internet laws...
Aug 19, 2004
A Canadian research group, OpenNet Initiative has conducted some tests about Chinese search engine filtering. Here is their report.
Mar 29, 2004
This article is on March 26’s technology page of Globe and Mail, written by Geoffery York. “When computer sleuths from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation studied the users of its website over the past 12 months, they found something very mysterious: Not a single person from China had visited the site.” Click here for the […]
Mar 11, 2004
Numerous efforts are under way in the West to help Chinese web users get around China’s censorship of the internet, reports BBC technology correspondent Clark Boyd. The full text is here.
Feb 29, 2004
From channelnewsasia.com: “A Paris-based media rights group has slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet and accused a US-based Internet management company of colluding with the government to stifle activism on the web. Reporters Without Borders said that since new regulations on Internet chatrooms were issued on February 23, many news groups had […]
Sep 22, 2003
Considerable human and technical resources have been applied to filtering the Internet in China by the Chinese government. These filters are updated constantly, as evidenced by “high-profile sites” (like CNN) that are not always blocked. Furthermore, blocking is achieved primarily at the “router level, and on the basis of IP address”, which can cause a […]
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