Wikipedia Blocked in China ?


Update 3

It was wishful thinking. Access Wiki using a pr*xy and here in Shanghai it’s a nice white page.
The only question left is, which site is next..

Update 2

There might be some hope… but it’s a long shot. I just went to wikipedia using a pro*y detour and noticed they have technical difficulties.

Although I don’t know much about Firewalls/Routers etc I can imagine that Chinese Networks cache a lot of websites and as right now wikipedia is not accesible at all, at least that was the message that I got, it may be that once Wikipedia has its servers online and working the Chinese Networks can start caching their files again and access is again possible.

Like I said, this is a long shot, as I am no server/internet router specialist.
It may even be wishful thinking but hopefully not.

China Wikipedia

Update 1

Although I was at first hoping this would be a temporarily glitch I am afraid it is not. Go China, Go ..:(

Wikipedia is a great resource for information. It’s the free version of an encyclopedia that is maintained by volunteers.

Anybody who likes to add/edit information can do so and eventhough at times information is a bit manipulated on the whole it’s a great alternative to a commercial encyclopedia.

It seems now that this encyclopedia is not available anymore here in China.

One of the supposedly 30000 censors who monitor the web for things a “Chinese is not supposed to have access to” has decided to push his red button that closed the entrance gate to China. I wonder whether The Great Firewall will outlive the fixed version.

The Great Wall

P.s. China Herald was the one who informed me on this and after giving it half a day I think it’s a real block, then again, maybe things will turn out to be temporarily.

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8 Responses to “Wikipedia Blocked in China ?”

  1. saorren
    December 1st, 2005 18:52
    1

    hmm, i know, wikipedia talked about it too, about china blocking wiki… >.

  2. daniel
    April 7th, 2006 02:42
    2

    there is a way to read Wiki pages in china -

    search with google or any other search engine (i use clusty.com) what you are interested in + “wikipedia” and click not on link but on [cashed]

    and you should be able to read the page storred on the search engine server.

    hope it helps :]
    cheers

  3. Administrator
    April 7th, 2006 03:31
    3

    Nice tip, thanks.

    Google cache gives problems though but the options of using clusty.com and then checking in the web archive seems to work. So either clusty or directly to http://web.archive.org

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