The great firewall of China sadly persists despite Olympics

“China has only continued to tighten censorship of the Internet as the Olympics draw near, not loosen up as expected. That’s the conclusion of activists who monitor the state of censorship in China. They say that a number of China-related that events, such as the unrest in Tibet and the recent earthquakes, have caused authorities to clamp down even further on what can be published online within the country, and what information can be accessed by citizens.”

Read the Ars Technica article on China’s growing internet repression and censorship here. For background information on the range and depth of China’s suppression of free speech on the internet, read this

To test to see whether your website can be accessed in China, click on http://greatfirewallofchina.org

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