[Foundation-l] Chinese Wikipedia unblocked in Mainland China

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 02:26:38 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:30 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Ian A. Holton <poeloq at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ting, confirmation of the unblock? I can confirm this. I have a server in
>> Beijing which had access, my friends in Beijing have access and I can also
>> confirm that access to Wikipedia, both English and Chinese, was unblocked in
>> Huludao (Liaoning Province) as of today.
> [snip]
> Perhaps it's just become considered better to allow access then track
> who reads what.  :-/

I hear from friends on the ground that while the Chinese Wikipedia is
now unblocked, the firewall is definitely still interfering.  They
report connection resets (modus operandi of the great firewall) on
every *second* visit to the article on Mao Zedong.



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