Xinjiang internet

Weibo Comments Suspended in Coup Rumour Aftermath (Updated)

Following rumours of a coup by allies of dethroned Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, Xinhua reported on Saturday that authorities have taken action against a number of websites and individuals involved in the rumours’...

After Long Ban, Western China Is Back Online

As CDT noted yesterday, Internet access was restored in Xinjiang after a ten-month blackout. The New York Times reports: The announcement was made in the morning, and many residents in cities across Xinjiang took the day off...

Xinjiang Internet Restored after 10 Months

Far West China blog reports that after almost a year of being unable to access the world wide web from Xinjiang, Internet access has suddenly been restored: Residents of Xinjiang woke up from a 10-month nightmare this morning to...

China’s Self-Defeating Censorship

International Herald Tribune op-ed article by Paul Mozar about the Chinese government blocking internet access to Xinjiang: To pull the plug on the Internet for 20 million of its citizens is not simply bad policy, it’s a...

Still Counting? 27 More Websites Opened in Xinjiang

According to the Far West China blog, 27 more websites have been made accessible to netizens in Xinjiang, bringing the total number to 31: You might be getting tired of counting new sites being opened in Xinjiang as “news”. I...

Blogger Describes Xinjiang as an ‘Internet Prison’

Josh of the Far West China blog has written a short piece for the BBC on the current situation with Internet access in Xinjiang, where he lives: Finally state media hailed the return of Sohu and Sina, two of China’s most...

The Truth about Xinjiang’s Internet Situation

Josh at the Far West China blog gives a rundown on what web users can and cannot access online in Xinjiang: How much information is really getting into and out of Xinjiang? Is the internet completely cut or just partially? If...

China’s Xinjiang ‘Isolated’ by Email, Phone Blocks

Though it has been nearly 4 months since the July riots, Xinjiang residents still have limited access to the Internet and international phone calls. From AFP: The government says terrorists, separatists and religious extremists...

Internet Blackout in Xinjiang? What Blackout?

The Far West China blogger takes a trip outside Xinjiang to reinitiate contact with the outside world: Xinjiang is still under complete blackout and there is no end in sight. As a result, my knowledge of world events has...



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