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Old 18th May 2011
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My limited internet access...

If I don't post or make comments, it's because China seems to be trying to make it's own "intranet" by blocking all foreign servers.

This last few weeks has got worse, and here's a link that provides discussions about it from people over here.


Recently, I feel I'm in internet prison. All Chinese pages and chat/social network sites are instant and unaffected. My posts these last few days are only possible when my proxy software breaks through - a rare event nowadays.

To be honest, this is a step too far and our doubts about staying in this country are increasing as the government seems to be getting worse, not better, post Olympic showcasing.

If you read the notes, you will definitely see the paid-for comments from the students and others paid to do so by the Chinese government. In one famous youtube case, a pro-government video on T*bet featuring some obscure (paid) Indian "professor" had over 2,000 positive (chinglish) comments repeating "At last people can see the truth against the western lies..." and similar nationalist/propaganda BS - in 24 hours!

Laughable if it wasn't so tragically sad.

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Re: My limited internet access...

Very disturbing, especially as China seems to be the new Russia, buying into all Western companies.

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Re: My limited internet access...

Interesting and sad comments from someone in a position to make informed statements. Unfortunately it serves to reinforce what I already took to be the case but had always hoped was actually a mistaken belief on my part.

I've worked hard to be this grumpy. It hasn't been easy at times but it's worth it.
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