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Current Situation of China’s Internet

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As we all know, the government of China does not allow freedom of speech. Otherwise, you may be thrown into prison. So I had to use English to write the blog.

There is a GFW in China, the world’s leading filtering technology. It blocks you visit some websites, such as twitter, facebook, youtube, etc. so the user generated content sites, that is, web2.0 sites. wordpress.com has been blocked before, but recently be re-opened.

Because the presence of GFW have spent a lot of taxpayers money. Also to write this article, I had to use VPN —– from China connection speed is too slow.

Also because of the presence of GFW people published texts on the internet must be filtered. Some sensitive words are filtered into **, or even not allowed to publish. The Chinese government has never released a list of sensitive words, or even never recognized the existence of GFW.

In fact, many countries have Internet filtering system, but most of them to prevent child pornography, piracy and so on. But in China, more to prevent human rights, democracy, against the Government, the content is prohibited. As the sensitive, the government has never issued a standard filter rule.

China national domain name (.cn) registration was initially not allowed to individuals. Later, the individual open and free to register and to the price of $0.14 per year. When the .cn became to the world’s highest national domain name registration (exceeded .de), the Government has not allowed personal registration statement, the need for identity cards. This is to better control the site, but also directly led to a large number of .cn domain name was abandoned, was recovered. When the government re-open free domain registration, most people have lost confidence.

At present, China is prepared to implement the Internet white list system, As the user in this, I can not afford to change all that.

Some facts:
  • If you go to the internet café, you need to login with your ID card.
  • If you want to start even a personal blog site, you need to take photographs for the record to the location of host. You assume all costs such as tolls and tickets.
  • Each e-mail and blog services are state machine reviews, your e-mail and articles will be LOST at any time.
  • Most domain name is very difficult to transfer out. Even if you can, also need extra cost or time.
  • More expensive than the foreign host, with the poor performance and service.
  • State Internet dept (CNNIC) make rogue software for profit.
  • Internet service provider (ISP) forcibly push ads on your desktop.
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Written by Velan lee

2010/06/25 at 01:40:23

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