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大中华局域网 (Dà Zhōnghuá Júyùwǎng): Great Chinese LAN
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<h3>''Dà Zhōnghuá Júyùwǎng'' 大中华局域网</h3>
  
The “Great Chinese LAN” sarcastically refers to the internet as it exists in China. A local area network (LAN) is a computer network covering a small physical area, like a home, office, or small groups of buildings. The term ridicules how internet censorship has transformed the World Wide Web in China into nothing more than an isolated local area network.
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[[File:LAN.png|300px|thumb|right|''"Warning LAN party ongoing" (Source: [http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/751025-Ubisoft-Add-LAN-offline-Mode-unranked-Conflict-LAN-offline-gorilla-by-March-28-Forums Ubisoft])'']] The filtered, monitored version of the internet available in China.
  
As it became apparent that the internet was a space in which people could freely exchange ideas, the Chinese government asked several software companies, including Nortel, Cisco, and Sun Microsystems, to help it build a virtual wall. The result was the Golden Shield Project, known to most Chinese netizens as the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/space/Great_Firewall_of_China Great Firewall], or GFW.  
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A [http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/lanvlanwan/g/bldef_lan.htm local area network] (LAN) is a computer network covering a small geographic area, like a home, office, or university campus. Computers in the LAN can share files and other information, as well as a connection out to the internet. A network administrator oversees activity.  
  
In addition to censoring certain sensitive content, the Great Firewall [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2009/06/chinese-censors-cut-off-twitter-hotmail-and-flickr/ blocks] websites, including [http://www.YouTube.com YouTube], [http://www.Twitter.com Twitter], and [http://www.facebook.com Facebook], that have been or could be used by activists and dissidents to connect, spread information, and organize protests.  
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Similarly, the internet in China operates in many ways separately from the rest of the world, with internal content and access to the wider global internet carefully managed. Major services like Twitter, Facebook, and Google are blocked, while home-grown services such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sina_Weibo Weibo], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renren Renren], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baidu Baidu] take their place. These Chinese web services monitor, filter, and censor content at the behest of the Chinese government.
  
As a result, Chinese-based companies such as [http://www.youku.com Youku], [http://www.weibo.com Sina Weibo], and [http://www.renren.com RenRen] have grown in the space left by those blocked websites, providing similar services, but with harsher censorship measures and surveillance. The landscape of the Chinese internet has therefore become much like a local area network, with China's netizens restricted for the most part to China-based, government-regulated websites and barred from many international platforms.
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See also [[Chinternet]] and [[Great Firewall of China]].
  
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'''Example:'''
  
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
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<blockquote>''Leidigagaxiaohaha'' (@雷帝gaga笑哈哈): When Google was blocked the idiots said we have Baidu, and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/06/chinas-battle-google-heats/ Google] has “wheels”* and should be blocked. Then when [https://en.greatfire.org/scholar.google.com Google Scholar], [http://thenextweb.com/asia/2014/06/19/dropbox-blocked-china-ending-four-month-period-access/ Dropbox], and [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/12/gmail-access-blocked-months-disruptions/ Gmail] were blocked—tools which the global scientific community depend on—the idiots told us to spend a little on a VPN and quit whining. Now all the [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/01/minitrue-china-starts-blocking-foreign-vpns/ VPNs are dead], but don’t worry, the idiots always have something to say. In the future, the '''Great Chinese LAN''' will be more restricted than you can imagine, and the pile of censored content will only grow, because the Party takes care of everything that doesn’t obey its rules. (January 26, 2015)</blockquote>
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<blockquote>以前google被封时傻逼们说有百度,google有轮子,该封;后来google学术dropbox和gmail这些和世界科研生产力密切相关的都被封了,傻逼们说花点钱用vpn别抱怨;现在vpn全死了,但放心,傻逼们永远有话说。'''大中华局域网'''未来一定比能想像的更封闭,禁掉的消失的一定会越来越多,因为党专治各种不服。 [[http://weibo.com/1935599920/C1j0huiuj '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
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<nowiki>*A reference to </nowiki>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong Falun Gong], literally “Dharma Wheel Practice.”
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[[Category:Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]][[Category:Censorship and Propaganda]]

Latest revision as of 21:18, 7 December 2017

Dà Zhōnghuá Júyùwǎng 大中华局域网

"Warning LAN party ongoing" (Source: Ubisoft)

The filtered, monitored version of the internet available in China.

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network covering a small geographic area, like a home, office, or university campus. Computers in the LAN can share files and other information, as well as a connection out to the internet. A network administrator oversees activity.

Similarly, the internet in China operates in many ways separately from the rest of the world, with internal content and access to the wider global internet carefully managed. Major services like Twitter, Facebook, and Google are blocked, while home-grown services such as Weibo, Renren, and Baidu take their place. These Chinese web services monitor, filter, and censor content at the behest of the Chinese government.

See also Chinternet and Great Firewall of China.

Example:

Leidigagaxiaohaha (@雷帝gaga笑哈哈): When Google was blocked the idiots said we have Baidu, and Google has “wheels”* and should be blocked. Then when Google Scholar, Dropbox, and Gmail were blocked—tools which the global scientific community depend on—the idiots told us to spend a little on a VPN and quit whining. Now all the VPNs are dead, but don’t worry, the idiots always have something to say. In the future, the Great Chinese LAN will be more restricted than you can imagine, and the pile of censored content will only grow, because the Party takes care of everything that doesn’t obey its rules. (January 26, 2015)

以前google被封时傻逼们说有百度,google有轮子,该封;后来google学术dropbox和gmail这些和世界科研生产力密切相关的都被封了,傻逼们说花点钱用vpn别抱怨;现在vpn全死了,但放心,傻逼们永远有话说。大中华局域网未来一定比能想像的更封闭,禁掉的消失的一定会越来越多,因为党专治各种不服。 [Chinese]

*A reference to Falun Gong, literally “Dharma Wheel Practice.”