Fang Binxing



Fang Binxing’s Holiday Greetings Spurned

The chief architect of China’s notorious “Great Firewall” Fang Binxing had his New Year greetings flung back in his face by hostile Sina Weibo users. From Didi Kirsten Tatlow at IHT Rendezvous: Just how...

New Leftist Targeted in Shoe-Throwing Protest

A student at Hainan University hurled a shoe at prominent neo-Maoist Sima Nan after a lecture on Sunday, earning cheers from others in the audience. Global Voices’ Oiwan Lam translated the thrower’s introductory...

Fang Binxing Shoegate: Responses Within China

This photo shows one of the students who attended Fang Binxing’s now-notorious event yesterday at Wuhan University.  Dr. Fang, the President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, is known as the Father of...

Great Firewall Father Speaks Out

Fang Binxing, the creator of the Great Firewall censorship system, is interviewed by Global Times and reveals that he himself runs at least six VPNs to access the web beyond the GFW (though not to access “messy...

Wired Up

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof opened an account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblog service that, like Twitter, allows users to share short messages of up to 140 characters. Kristof began testing what topics would be...

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