Monday, September 07, 2009

The Great Firewall of China at Work 

I am in China to attend the World Economic Forum in the north-eastern port city of Dalian. The event starts this evening, so I spent the morning exploring the great firewall. First, I realized some search results were being filtered. I tried Facebook and my blog and found both were unavailable, as was Blogger itself. Here are some screen shots (FB and my blog, respectively).

Obviously, they aren't too serious about the filtering because I am using a very simple proxy to route around the block. In the meanwhile, on telly, there is the shocking spectacle of horrible Indian soaps dubbed into Chinese. This is just so goddamn wrong...