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..
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.
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.
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.